H.Res. 759 (109th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should formally acknowledge and accept responsibility for its sexual enslavement of young women, known to the world as “comfort women”, during its colonial occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II, and for other purposes.

Apr 04, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
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Lane Evans
Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district
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Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of Japan should formally issue a ...

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Last Action: Feb 16, 2005


This resolution was introduced on September 13, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 04, 2006
Referred to Committee Apr 04, 2006
Reported by Committee Sep 13, 2006

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58 cosponsors (40D, 17R, 1I) (show)

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Expresses the sense of Congress that the government of Japan should:
(1) issue an apology for the sexual enslavement of young women (known as "comfort women") during the colonial occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II;
(2) educate future generations about this crime against humanity;
(3) publicly refute claims that the subjugation and enslavement of such women never occurred; and
(4) follow the recommendations of the United Nations and Amnesty International with respect to the "comfort women."

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