"It's a complete abdication of responsibility to start these plants up again after what has happened at Fukushima," Osaka Gov. Toru Hashimoto said.
"To maintain discipline in the military, it must have been necessary at that time," said Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who's also a co-leader of an emerging conservative political party, in The Associated Press. "For soldiers who risked their lives in circumstances where bullets are flying around like rain and wind, if you want them to get some rest, a comfort women system was necessary. That's clear to anyone."