CWJC Calls on the World to Support ‘Comfort Women’As President Trump travels to Japan, Japanese officials launch media campaign attempting to “rewrite” their history. The meeting between the President Trump and the “living proof” of the Japanese military sexual slavery halts the attempt.
CWJC calls on the world to support the women sexually abused by the Japanese Military. San Francisco’s “Comfort Women” Monument is now an international issue and message of truth.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 7th, 2017 –
At the second stop in Seoul, South Korea, during the five-country trip to Asia, President Trump was greeted by an 89-year old human rights activist and a survivor of the Japanese military sexual slavery during WWII, Grandma Yong-soo Lee, a globe-trotting advocate to end sexual violence against all women during the military conflict. Lee played an important role in the success of the San Francisco “Comfort Women” Monument project.
Since the unveiling of San Francisco’s “Comfort Women” monument on September 22nd, 2017, Japanese officials have launched a media campaign aimed at distorting history, ruining a 60-year-old sister city relationship between the Japanese City of Osaka and San Francisco and successfully pressuring the UNESCO to delay support of “Comfort Women” historical documents.
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Regarding “ ‘Comfort women’ memorial nears final OK” (Feb. 9): We’d like to correct Lizzie Johnson’s assertion that the Japanese government has apologized about the Imperial Japanese Army’s sexual enslavement of hundreds of thousands of women during World War II. The Japanese government has never officially apologized.. Read More
Global Relevance: Based on the study conducted by a UN Special Rapporteur, it has been concluded that the Japanese military sexual slavery system [“Comfort Women system”] constitutes a “crime against humanity.” This is a prosecutable criminal offense in international criminal law. As such, this is not merely Japan’s problem or that of the victim countries, but an issue of global justice. Read More.
“Comfort Women” Justice Coalition(CWJC) in conjunction with “Rape of Nanjing” Redress Coalition(RNRC) is starting a fund raising campaign to raise the target amount of $350,000 necessary to install the “Comfort Women” Memorial approved by the SF Board of Supervisors on September 22nd, 2015 in the city and county of San Francisco. Funds are also necessary to pay for artists, architects, land use designers, and other experts to develop, design, and build the memorial. Read more