Mayor Toru Hashimoto: ’I understand that my remark could be construed as an insult to the US forces and to the American people’

A Japanese politician apologised today for saying US troops should frequent adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes. Howe(...)

 Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto who said Japan’s system of military brothels during the second World War  was a  “necessary evil”. Photograph: Reuters

One of Japan’s leading politicians has poisoned already toxic relations with China and South Korea by s(...)