Unsettled Sexual Slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army
The 1282nd Wednesday meeting was held in front of the old Japanese embassy in Seoul on May 10 under the sponsorship of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.
Han Kook-yeom, co-representative of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan introduced Kim Bok-dong (aged 91) and Gil Won-ok (aged 89) who took part in the meeting.
Saying that south Korea-Japan agreement on comfort women is the first issue to be rooted out, the co-representative strongly urged new government to abolish the agreement inked with Japan.
The co-representative demanded the repeal of south Korea-Japan agreement, disbandment of the foundation for reconciliation and recovery, return of one billion yen, official apology and legal indemnity from the Japanese government.
Pupils from secondary and high schools took part in the meeting with the ex-comfort women.
The conservative authorities did not made public even a white paper censuring sexual slavery committed by the Japanese army and issued in the form of a “study report” made by a civic body, the authorities failed to utter even a word of the abrogation of agreement, far from reproaching Japan that denies to write a letter of apology to the victims and asserts one billion yen it remitted to the ex-comfort women is not compensation, the vernacular paper Hangyereh described on May 4.