Sisters no more: Japanese city drops San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

The city of Osaka in Japan has said it will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco after the California city approved a statue commemorating the “comfort women.” The sex slaves were used in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

“This is highly regrettable,” said Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura, according to Reuters, describing Wednesday’s endorsement by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee of a city council decision. “The relationship of trust has completely been destroyed.”

Yoshimura said he will scrap Osaka’s sister-city relationship with San Francisco by the end of the year.

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  • simus1

    Shame cultures never know what up with guilt cultures, let alone an extra layer nut culture like SF.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    It’s so hard to know who to dislike more.
    Japan really needs to admit some of their past atrocities in WWII, they were worse than the Nazis in many instances, and ‘Frisco needs to stop inserting their nose into every SWJ cause that comes its way.

    • ntt1

      German and Japanese guilt should be left in history. Teach it, know it ,never let it be forgotten. Never forget how a small percentage of the population can foment radical evil change. Individual Germans and Japanese are not or should not be born with this new original sin. It is not theirs, It is a universal Human failing.Most of the British ruling class supported hitler. Now look at the monster erupting out of the campus’ across the Western World ,again, a new small percentage, academic driven,with arts and media backing is rapidly building a new fascistic marxism right under our noses .

    • UCSPanther

      In Japan, many people still view Gen. Hideki Tojo as a national hero.

      For those who are unaware, he was the leader of the Japan’s military council throughout much of WWII, and his likeness was used to represent the Japanese during WWII (The round-rimmed glasses, the short mustache, the bald head and the buck teeth). He was executed in 1945 after being convicted of war crimes.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Tojo was an A-Hole and a very stupid man that got millions of his fellow Japanese killed.
        He should have listened to Yamamoto.
        And just to think, they were afraid of the Russsians more than anything before 1942.
        Talk about your colossal miscalculations.

        Who would have imagined that the Yanks would have explored an entirely new area of physics, weaponized it, and then built such a weapon and used it on them.
        Yes Japan, along with the moronic cult of Bushido, you brought it all on yourselves.
        Even a divine wind will not save you from high energy physics.

        • clownloach

          Second part of your comment brings 9/11 to mind .Like who was it really and what made those two buildings turn to dust?(high energy physics)

    • I don’t think San Francisco appreciates Asians’ feelings on this subject. San Franciscans just “feel”.

  • Watchman

    Fake News: San Fransisco city officials are devastated by the news. One city official said, “I am saddened by the announcement. Our sister city Osaka has been one of our best sister cities: I really enjoyed the frequent visits I made on San Francisco taxpayers money for what is essentially a holiday. I look forward to spending time with the other 17 cities around the world on a regular basis, just as we enjoy having the 17 sister cities send their officials on a complementary holiday in our great city of San Francisco.” /sarc

  • ntt1

    I wasn’t aware SF had a comfort woman background too. It is true that there are many forms of Dom-Femme slavery on display in the castro district so why is the statuary not reflective of this local rich diversity?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Ever hear of the Barbary Coast? Of China Mary? San Francisco was one raunchy town before the great earthquake.

      • ntt1

        Sure as was Seattle and Vancouver,Gold rush days..I was just poking fun at the foul progressive culture of SF

  • Hard Little Machine

    I love watching the self righteous hippies alienating everyone

  • tom_billesley

    Perhaps they should also have a monument in San Francisco to commemorate the 1951 Treaty of San Francisco which resulted in the release of so many Japanese war criminals.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/13/japan-revisits-its-darkest-moments-where-american-pows-became-human-experiments

  • Watchman

    NSA Transcript fragment of telephone intercept, “Listen filthy Gaijin we had a deal. you weren’t going to bring up the forced prostitution thing and we weren’t going to bring up the “Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!” thing. That’s it, we’re done. No f’ing Osaka holidays for you any more…”

  • Hard Little Machine

    San Francisco is having trouble with their house niggers it seems.

  • Ed

    Why are they so upset? Don’t they know that today statues are open season for hauling down?

  • mauser 98

    Sanfagsisco would give Kim Jong Un a parade if he defected to there

  • BillyHW

    Of the reasons to crap on San Francisco, they choose this one?