[WORLD] Korea’s Minister of Gender Equality and Family calls on Japanese to Address Sex Slavery during Occupation

D-Bo, Oct. 15, 2013, 1:32 p.m.


Korea’s Minister of Gender Equality and Family, Cho Yoon Seon, returned back to Seoul, after a five day visit to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee.  During her visit, Cho called on the international community to act in resolving the issue of sex slaves during World War II. 

Cho also addressed the issue of “comfort women” at the U.N. Third Committee meeting in New York.  She gave details of accounts of victims from that era.  She was continued with,

 “An estimated 100,000 or more women were forced into sex slavery during World War II by Japan. Among them, only 56 victims are now alive in Korea. (As a South Korean minister), I urge Japan to offer a sincere apology for the inhumane things the country did to young girls and then take necessary measures,” said Cho.  “If there are people who play a waiting game to make sure that there will be nobody who can witness their crime in the past, I say they are making a serious mistake. History says what happened in the past, especially wrong things, were always corrected later.”

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