Forced prostitution survivors demand resignation of Japanese politician

This is a story that needs to be told and retold until the Japanese Government accepts its responsibility in these horrendous acts. The least they could do is issue a formal apology.

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This video is called Arirang Special “Comfort Women” One Last Cry.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Former sex slaves tell mayor to quit

Friday 24 May 2013

Two former “comfort girls” demanded that Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto resign today over his grotesque attempt to justify Japan’s war-time sex slavery.

The South Korean women also cancelled a meeting slated for today because they didn’t want to be used as a publicity stunt.

Mr Hashimoto, who is a co-leader of the nationalist Japan Restoration Party, caused an uproar when he claimed that the second world war practice of abducting women to front-line brothels was “necessary” to maintain discipline.

He claimed last year there was no evidence that the women, mainly taken from China and Korea by imperial Japan, had been forced into prostitution.

Kim Bok Dong and Kil Won Ok, both in their 80s, said…

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