U.S. Representative Honors Comfort Woman Statue
D-Bo, Feb. 3, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Ed Royce is the first U.S. lawmaker to visit the newly constructed 1,100-lb bronze Comfort Woman Statue recently put up in Glendale, California. Comfort women were women of Asian descent who originated from neighboring countries to Japan, and were forced into sexual slavery acts for Japanese Imperial Forces to take advantage of.
Royce is a U.S. Representative, who chairs the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives. Royce is calling for this outrage of actions that Imperial Japan has committed to be taught to children in schools when they learn about World War II.
Ed also honored a statue of former sex slave Hwang Kum-ja, kneeling before the statue, who had recently passed away.