Former Korean ‘comfort women’ pray for Japan

Korean ‘comfort women’ (위안부); which refers to women who were victims of sexual slavery during the Japanese occupation usually protest outside Seoul’s Japanese embassy every Wednesday. However, the victims held 10 minutes of silence instead 2 days ago.

Comfort Women Japanese Embassy

Former comfort women and their supporters pay silent tribute to Japan’s quake victims at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday. (Kim Myung-sub/The Korea Herald)

“There were some grandmothers who requested to cancel today’s gathering considering the Japanese situation. After discussions, we decided to hold a memorial event,” said Yoon Mi-hyang, head of the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.

“We hate their past wrongs, not the people. We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones” said Madam Gil Won Ok, 84.

Wednesday’s meeting was also aimed to ask both Korean and Japanese governments to find another comfort woman, Song Shin-do who was living in the Miyagi region, which was hit hard by the double disasters on Friday. She was later found to be okay. 

New source: Korean Hereald (

See also:
How Korea help with Japan’s crisis

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