Feb. 5, 2015 – 19 U.S. Historians Unite to Condemn Abe’s Efforts to Revise History of ‘Comfort Women’ in U.S. Texbook

19 U.S.-based Historians, members of the American Historical Association, issued a collective statement entitled “Standing with Historians of Japan,” strongly condemning PM Abe’s recent efforts to revise depictions of ‘comfort women’ in a history textbook published by McGraw-Hill (“Tradition & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past”). The letter reads: “We support the publisher (McGraw-Hill) and agree with author Herbert Ziegler that no government should have the right to censor history. We stand with the many historians in Japan and elsewhere who have worked to bring to light the facts about this and other atrocities of World War II.”

Click here for Korea Times coverage (also includes list of 19 scholars). Click here for Washington Post coverage. Click here for Japan Times coverage.