Monday, April 2, 2012

Comfort women ad in NY Times

This is an advertisement published on March 28, 2012 on the 11th page of The New York Times, featuring ex-comfort women who have been staging rallies in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul every Wednesday since January 1992. They are part of an estimated 200,000 Asian women, mostly Koreans, who were forcibly taken to serve the Japanese army during World War II. The comfort women issue is pressing as most surviving comfort women are well over 80 years old. They call for Japan's apology and compensation, although Japan has refused to act thus far. The NY Times ad was financed by South Korean singer Kim Jang-hoon and professor Suh Kyung-duk.

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