Asia Pacific PM Abe sees opening to replace Japan's 'comfort women' apology

Over 200,000 women were forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers from the 1920s until defeat in 1945. A newspaper's recent retraction of a purported eye-witness account has reignited far-right debate.

By , Correspondent

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Japan’s push to ditch an official apology over its wartime use of sex slaves threatens to raise tensions with its neighbors, while supporters of the apology are facing threats from an energized far right.