Responding to a recent
Representative Liza Maza of the left-wing Gabriela women's party said Abe's statement was "an affront to all women victims of Japanese military's sexual slavery" during the war.
"My God. There are so many living survivors of such atrocity," she said.
Extremadura said 120 are still alive among 174 documented Filipino "comfort women", the term used to refer to sex slaves provided to Japanese troops, who invaded the
Historians say up to 200,000 women were involved.
Japanese courts have rejected a number of lawsuits brought by former sex slaves.
A private fund, set up by