↑Background of the 1993 apology to comfort women
Here is a video with English subtitles giving
a background to the apology and admission of
“coercion” in the 1993 Kono statement on comfort women.
The video makes it clear that the government never had
any evidence to suggest that there was coercion,
and that the Kono statement was based on uncritical
acceptance of testimonies and the feeling that such
things might be possible in war time.