1995: Japan- women who were put into brothels by Japanese forces

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 Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama apologizes to the roughly 200,000 women who were put into brothels by Japanese forces to serve as sex slaves or “comfort women” and sets up a private “Asian Women’s Fund” to deal with reparations.  The fund is “an expression on the part of the people of Japan to these women.” 

To: 
Women who were put into brothels by Japanese forces
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1995
Footnote: 
“Cold Comfort: Japan.” The Economist. May 18, 1996; Mitchell, Emily. “Apologies: who’s sorry now?” Index of Censorship. May-June, 1998.