Visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urged Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to take a proactive approach to resolving the thorny issue of compensation to South Korean women forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers during World War II.
After decades of frustration, personal protests and government declarations, South Korea appealed to the United Nations in its demand that Japan take “legal responsibility” for enslaving an estimated 200,000 Korean women as prostitutes during World War II.
A group of elderly South Korean women, backed by hundreds of supporters, held their 1000th rally in protest of the Japanese government’s treatment of them during World War II, according to news reports.
The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery, by Japan sends oursisterhood and respect to those of you in various parts of the world who are fighting for the protection of and development in women’s human rights and its peaceful stability.
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