Japanese Mayor Controversy

The mayor of Osaka Japan made some controversial comments regarding “war crimes”.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/14/japanese-mayor-wartime-sex-slaves-were-necessary/2157489/
Related to that topic, there appears to be a rise in Japanese nationalism.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/us-china-usa-japan-idUSBRE9400CN20130501