结束东亚的历史战争

东京—担任总理带领法国打赢第一次世界大战的克莱蒙梭有一句名言:“兵者事大,不可付诸将。”日本现在发现,史者事大,不可付诸新闻编辑。

20世纪90年代,《朝日新闻》发表了一系列基于前日军士兵吉田清治(Seiji Yoshida)回忆的关于“慰安妇”的文章。二战期间,许多韩国妇女被迫为大日本帝国皇军提供性服务,被称为慰安妇。《朝日新闻》现在承认,吉田清治的自白根本是子虚乌有,该系列文章的核心支持证据也是假的。

如此翻供引起了轩然大波,其在今天的日本和韩国的影响不亚于文章发表之时。但是,如今两国都不能允许狭隘或草率的历史指责破坏双边关系,《朝日新闻》的鲁莽举动不仅是新闻业的污点;还给地区外交带来了危险元素。

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