H.Res. 121 (110th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner for its Imperial Armed Forces’ coercion of young women into sexual slavery, known to the world as “comfort women”, during its colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II.


Jan 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 30, 2007

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 30, 2007. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Michael “Mike” Honda

Representative for California's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2007
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Summary (CRS)
7/30/2007--Passed House amended.Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the government of Japan should:(1) formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility for its Imperial Armed Force's coercion of ... Read more >
What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 121” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


Jan 31, 2007
Reported by Committee
Jun 26, 2007
Agreed To
Jul 30, 2007
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.


167 cosponsors (133D, 34R) (show)
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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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