Protesters demonstrate against Japan’s accord with South Korea over Korean “comfort women”
- Hundreds protested in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul following the release of the terms of the agreement between the two countries over the long-divisive issue of the Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels in WWII.
- The terms included a 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) fund for survivors and the reiteration of an official national apology.
- Protesters argued that none of the 46 public survivors had not been consulted when the terms were set and that the agreement still allowed Japan to evade responsibility in educational and diplomatic channels.
“South Korea ‘comfort women’ reject deal with Japan” (Deutsche Welle)
“South Korean ‘comfort women’ protest against accord with Japan” (Reuters)
“Group says as victims were not consulted, ‘comfort women’ deal not final” (The Japan Times)
(Image Credit: K. Hong-Ji/Reuters, via Deutsche Welle)