Korean Victims of Sexual Slavery by Japanese Military Demand Japan's Apology
87-year old Kim Bok-dong, one of the few remaining victims of sexual slavery at the hands of the Japanese military during World War Two, stood once again outside of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul Wednesday demanding Japan's sincere apology for its wartime crimes.
Weak and fragile, Kim took labored steps to the site, despite the pouring rain in Seoul.
[Interview : Yoon Mi-hyang, Representative
Council for Former Comfort Women Under Japanese Military] "In solidarity with the world citizens for peace, we will build peace monuments and memorials in honor of the victims in all parts of the world where their rights were abused."
People representing all age groups, including young students, and various nationalities who support the movement were out in force with umbrellas and raincoats.
[Interview : Kim Ga-bin Park Su-min
Goyang Baekyang High School] "When the victims were just our age, they were forcibly taken to different countries to serve as wartime sexual slaves. It really hurts me to know that."
[Interview : ] "I want the grandmothers to know that we are with them on this."
Everyone made wishes for the true liberation for these victims, and made a pledge to never forget the sad history.
Kim Yeon-ji, Arirang News.
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