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NHK News “The Day of Commemorating Comfort Women”

2019-08-14T04:37:10.782Z

In South Korea, the ceremony for “Commemorating Comfort Women” was held on the 14th, and Chin Sung-mi ’s female family minister said, “This tragedy will never happen again…



“Commemoration of comfort women” in South Korea President “Share with the international community” August 14, 13:29

In South Korea, the ceremony of “Commemorating Comfort Women” was held on the 14th, and Chin Sung-mi ’s female family minister said, “I will remember this tragedy so that it will never happen again.” Greetings, the Korean government showed its attitude to spread awareness of the comfort women issue.

The South Korean government established August 14th, the day when one of the women of former comfort women first testified in public in 1991, as a day to commemorate the comfort women since last year. On the day, related events are held in various places.

Among them, in Seoul, a government-sponsored ceremony was held from 11:00 am, attended by about 300 people including former comfort women and their bereaved families.

The Korean government said that the purpose of the ceremony was to spread awareness of the comfort women issue, and Chin Sung-mi, a female family minister, said, “The women of former comfort women have shown courage to inform their pain. “I will remember this tragedy so that it will never happen again.”

President Moon Jae-in, who was attending the ceremony last year, did not attend this time, but instead announced a discourse, saying, “The government is trying to restore the dignity and honor of the victims. I will do my best, and I will share this issue with the international community as a message of peace and women's human rights. "

Regarding the comfort women issue, the Japanese government is seeking steady implementation of the Japan-Korea agreement that confirmed the final and irreversible solution in 2015, and even if this issue is addressed, the gap between the two countries will continue. It is.

Source: nhk

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