The U.S. State Department has reaffirmed that victims of Japan′s wartime sexual slavery were trafficked by the country′s military， describing the atrocity as a terrible violation of human rights.
In a comment to Seoul－based Yonhap News Agency， U.S. State Department spokesperson Katina Adams said Washington′s policy on the trafficking of women for sexual purposes remains the same.
She also urged Japan to handle the issue in a manner that promotes healing and reconciliation for all parties.
The statement comes after some lawmakers from Japan′s ruling Liberal Democratic Party keep pushing to whitewash Japan′s wartime wrongdoings.
They are calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take more aggressive measures to address what they claim are ″misunderstandings″ about the women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War Two.