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Korean president Park thanks U.S. law makers to help with comfort women issue

Korean president Park thanks U.S. law makers to help with comfort women issue

President Park Geun-hye sat down for talks with U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, and used the opportunity to highlight unresolved issues surrounding Japan’s use of sex slaves during World War Two.
Meeting a group led by U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, the president said just 55 of Korea’s sexual slavery victims, better known as “comfort women,” remain alive today.
President Park thanked Royce for taking the lead in Congress in support of Korea’s efforts to resolve historical issues with Japan, and for visiting a comfort women memorial in Glendale, California.
Representative Royce expressed support for President Park’s vision for reunification with North Korea, saying it would pave the way to provide new opportunities for the North Korean people.

Prosecutors in Korea resume probe into Japanese rock band’s defamatory comments

Prosecutors here in Korea have reopened a case involving a Japanese rock band’s defamatory comments against Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has resumed its investigation into CDs and lyrics mailed to the so-called “comfort women” in February of last year.
The package sent by the ultra-right-wing rock band “Scramble” contained songs and lyrics of death threats against the victims, in which it referred to the women as “prostitutes.”
While the victims have since filed charges against the band, prosecutors were unable to successfully identify the senders and have formally requested the Japanese government’s cooperation.
It, however, remains uncertain whether Tokyo will respond to the request.

By Arirang TV

http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=157510&category=2

Angoulême : une exposition sur la prostitution forcée des Coréennes froisse le Japon

Angoulême : une exposition sur la prostitution forcée des Coréennes froisse le Japon

Insightful report regarding Comfort Women Issue, the small mayhem at Angouleme, and overall War crime perception of Japanese government by French Newspaper, ‘Le Monde’.