12/15/2011

Korean women seized by Japanese military during World War II, then forced into sexual slavery, on Wednesday staged their 1,000th successive weekly protest outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea. "I want President Lee [Myung Bak] to urge Japan to apologize for the past sins and make compensation. The Japanese ambassador should make a formal apology as quickly as possible before we all die," said Kim Bok-dong, 88, one of five former "comfort women" in attendance, and one of only 63 still alive today from among the more than 200,000 girls taken to military brothels.

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