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It is a big concern about the after care for the former comfort women after AWF's closing, and there is certain movement to bear and support it. We take this opportunity to make several statements. The Asian Women's Fund started when Chief Cabinet Secretary Kozo Igarashi announced its establishment on June 14, , based on an agreement made in the same year by the three ruling parties. The Fund was established as a means of expressing the government's awareness, remorse and apologies concerning the comfort women issues as expressed in the statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono on August 4.
The Comfort Women, the Asian Women's Fund and the Digital Museum
I would like to share with you my sentiments on the occasion of the establishment of the "Asian Women's Fund. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the War, an event that caused many people, both in Japan and abroad, great suffering and sorrow. During these past 50 years we have worked hard to cultivate, step by step, friendly relations with our neighbouring Asian countries and others.
October 14, Japanese. Font Size S M L. October 14, Japanese Tweet. The Government of Japan launched a thorough fact-finding study on the issue known as comfort women in December and announced its results in July and in August Public documents found as a result of such study are now open to the public at the Cabinet Secretariat.