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Group wants politicians to support womenís case against Japan


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THE HAGUE Ė The Dutch Foundation Japanís Debts of Honour, Stichting Japanse Ereschulden, wants the Second Chamber to follow the example of the U.S. House of Representatives which call on Japan to settle with the women it pressed into prostitution during WWII. The U.S. House recently expressed its concerns and disappointment to Japan for denying its responsibility towards the women who were forced to serve Japanís soldiers in Japanese occupied countries. Dutch Australian Jeanne Ruff-OíHerne, now 85, is one of the most articulate survivors who published her horrifying story and testified before U.S. Congress regarding her ordeal. She is one of about 300 Dutch women who suffered the same fate. Second Chamber Chair Gerdi Verbeet fired off a letter to Japanese politicians expressing her concerns and disappointment over a paid advertisement in the Washington Post by the Japanese in which they deny to having forced the women into prostitution.