Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.
Opposers see the amendment as a "legislation of war" and are worried young people will be forced to go on the battlefield if Japan gets involved in international wars.
According to a poll conducted by the Japanese media, Abe’s supporting rate has decreased 30 percent during the examination of the treaty. The Japanese Prime Minister has no choice but to extend the parliament recession that was supposed to end on June 22 to September 27 in order to pass the treaty.
There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.
Subsidy for universities will be allocated according to the school’s support level of the Japanese Prime Minister's new visions.