South Korean parties demand for NHK chairman’s resignation

January 27, 2014 12:59 PM

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South Korea’s rival political parties have called for the resignation of the newly appointed NHK chairman Katsuto Momii after his comments on the issue of “comfort women.” The broadcast executive earned the ire of South Koreans after his controversial remark at a news conference, saying there was nothing wrong with the practice of making Korean women work as sex slaves during the Second World War.

Momii said that other countries engaged in war have the same practice and that it is only considered wrong by “today’s morality.” He also noted that compensation damages have already been given when a 1965 treaty was finalized between the two nations, referring to South Korea’s demand for compensati...

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