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Former Korean sex slave blasts Japan over deal

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Here is an interesting move by Korean Americans on the comfort women issue.

https://www.change.org/p/john-kerry-barack-obama-fire-deputy-sec-blinken-for-treading-on-our-civic-rights

Petition: Fire Deputy Sec. Blinken for Treading on Our Civic Rights

On January 17th, Anthony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, during his official visit to Japan, "called on Korean-American civic groups to support an agreement reached between Japan and South Korea to settle the issue of those referred to as comfort women," according to NHK news.

We, Korean American civic groups believe "Korea-Japan agreement" on 'comfort women' issue is appeasing to Japan's attempt at covering up the crimes against humanity that Japan committed before and during World War II, kidnapping, rapping, and enslaving about 200,000 girls and women, as young as 12 years old.

Let's see how this petition will develop into.

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Some of the surviving comfort women in South Korea will never move on which is understandable. However, the international community is moving on, and it appears that the South Korea government is moving on as well. Once the Japanese government offers the apology with the one billion yen the world will overwhelmingly move on to other women. This is already happening with global media attention going to the comfort women in Taiwan and the Philippines. The Japanese government would be wise to deal with all of the surviving comfort women around the world and move on. I do not see Japan getting a permanent seat on the UN council until this issue is permanently resolved.

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Its disgusting that these few survivors were NOT even consulted by SKorea or Japan about this so called agreement, so bloody daft!!

Seems both sides are just riding this out, I feel very sorry for these women they must feel awful to be sold out by their own govt.....

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@GW. Totally in agreement with this one. The deal could still fall through over relocating the statue though. Can't see South Korea doing that. As for a permanent seat at the security council, absolutely. Dealing honestly with all surviving sex slaves would certainly expediate the process

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GWJan. 28, 2016 - 10:35AM JST Its disgusting that these few survivors were NOT even consulted by SKorea or Japan about this so called agreement, so bloody daft!! Seems both sides are just riding this out, I feel very sorry for these women they must feel awful to be sold out by their own govt.....

So then how do you feel about the money that Japan paid to the South Korean government back in 1965 designated to go to "individuals who suffered" but ended up being used by the SK government for infrastructure and creating the Pohang Steel Company? AND they hid it from the South Korean public for decades?

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It looks like their very own South Korean government sold them out back in 1965 and they should be asking themselves why they are still barking up the wrong tree. Maybe they should be asking the Pohang Steel Company to help with restitution as it was their money that was redirected to help build it in the first place.

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@ Ossan ..... The WHOLE of the Korean population was victimized and suffered in one way or another. The Sex slaves is a " stand- alone" group which was more intimately violated. I'm sure in 1965 Japan didn't single it out as its " special " victim. It's incumbent upon Japan to go full- Monty to redress this group, Pohang and other side- shows not withstanding. This group is about the alpha and omega of Japan's relationship with Korea. Isn't it obvious?

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http://mainichi.jp/movie/?id=918134271002

Imperial Japan turned Korean penninsula into a sea of flames and took us away to China.

What on earth is she talking about? Korean War she meant?

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