A resolution putting the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in support of a memorial to comfort women appears headed for passage.
Rafu Shimpo reports the resolution by Eric Mar has eight sponsors on the 11 member board.
Such memorials have been erected in other cities in the United States. They have been controversial because some in the Japanese community have argued the comfort women were willing prostitutes to the Japanese military during World War II and were not forced to be sex slaves.
Most of the public who spoke about the resolution at a recent hearing, however, were supporters.
You can read the resolution and comments made by members of the public in Rafu Shimpo.