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Japan should apologize to 'comfort women'

To the editor: It takes a strong government to acknowledge its mistakes. ("Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women,'" Editorial, Dec. 11)

The U.S. apologized and paid reparations to Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Not only did this help the victims heal, it also provided a lesson about the importance of upholding the constitutional rights of all people.

When Japan apologizes and pays reparations to "comfort women," it will give some healing to those women who are still alive and provide a lesson to the world that abuse of women will not be tolerated.

Kathy Masaoka, Los Angeles

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