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The Asahi Shimbun also accused Abe and Shoichi Nakagawa of censoring a 2001 NHK program concerning 'The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal'. The tribunal is he 'Tribunal' was an international civilian tribunal to adjudicate 'comfort women', military sexual slavery of japanese army, and about 5000 people including 64 casualties attended it from Japan and abroad.
In this book, he claims that Class-A War Criminals who were adjudicated in Tokyo Tribunal after World War II were not war criminals in the eye of domestic law. The Korean and Chinese governments, as well as leading media in Europe and U.S. (such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Spiegel, and The Guardian), have expressed concern about Abe's historical views.
Abe, whose grandfather championed the U.S. security alliance as prime minister, intends to increase military and diplomatic cooperation with Washington.
Koizumi, Japan's longest serving premier in three decades, has opposed Abe's calls to further isolate North Korea and sought unsuccessfully to normalize relations with Pyongyang.
Koizumi flew twice to North Korea, securing the release of five kidnap victims and their families.
Abe, a 51-year-old conservative, provoked a furor in neighboring countries in July when he suggested officially pacifist Japan should consider a pre-emptive attack on North Korea if there were an imminent threat.