Accessibility links

Abe Addresses US Congress, Dogged by Wartime 'Comfort Women' Issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Abe highlighted the strong bonds between Japan and the United States and expressed support for a proposed Pacific trade agreement. But some Asian-American lawmakers expressed bitter disappointment that Abe failed to apologize to women his country sexually enslaved during World War II. VOA’s Cindy Saine has the story from Capitol Hill.

Your opinion

Show comments