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In this May 13, 2013, photo, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto answers reporters' questions at the Osaka city office in Osaka, western Japan. Osaka's outspoken mayor has said the system in which Asian women were forced to become wartime prostitutes before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the Japanese military. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

In this May 13, 2013, photo, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto answers reporters' questions at the Osaka city office in Osaka, western Japan. Osaka's outspoken mayor has said the system in which Asian women were forced to become wartime prostitutes before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the Japanese military. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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