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.