Dezaki said in a press conference that he honestly wanted to know why Japanese revisionists were trying to "cover up" the comfort women issue, revealing that his bias goes back to the beginning of his project.
Nevertheless, his work, The Main Battleground of The Comfort Women Issue, should be appreciated for what it accomplished. The film clearly showed that the claims of sex-slave theory advocates are all groundless and that their aim was simply to keep the comfort women issue unsettled forever.
Internationalizing the Comfort Women Issue
Why has the comfort women issue aroused such an international interest? It is necessary to examine the original accusation against the Japanese government in order to understand internationalization of the issue.
The Asahi Shimbun, together with Yoshida Seiji, a story-teller, spread the story like this: