*3: Details of Exchanges Between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Regarding the Comfort Women Issue ~
From the Drafting of the Kono Statement to the Asian Women’s Fund http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000042171.pdf
*4: Table of Comments by Japanese government on comfort women issue at UN (English and Japanese) http://bit.ly/2r7GMLT
*6: IWG-Report. The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group is a United States government interagency group, which tasked with locating, identifying, inventorying, and recommending for declassification classified U.S. records relating to Nazi and Japanese war crimes. http://www.archives.gov/iwg/reports/final-report-2007.pdf
◆ Fox News (By Ellen Knickmeyer | AP)
San Francisco unveils memorial to WWII “comfort women” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/22/san-francisco-unveils-memorial-to-wwii-comfort-women.html
↑記事より “And at the end, we will have a memorial in Tokyo. So they can say, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ when they pass by,” said Lee, who came from South Korea,
◆ SF Gate September 22, 2017 By Steve Rubenstein
‘Comfort Women’ statue unveiled in SF Chinatown http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Comfort-Women-statue-unveiled-in-SF-Chinatown-12222122.php#photo-14202781
↑記事より Lee, who was kidnapped from her home in Korea at the age of 15 and forced to work in a Taiwan brothel that served Japanese soldiers, fought back tears as she said that the experience was “too much to talk about” and that she is “still suffering from the pain and torture.”
“This monument bears witness to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and girls euphemistically called ‘Comfort Women,’ who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese Imperial Armed Forces in thirteen Asian-Pacific countries from 1931 to 1945.
Most of these women died during their wartime captivity.
This dark history was largely hidden for decades until the 1990s, when the survivors courageously broke their silence.
They helped move the world to declare that sexual violence as a strategy of war is a crime against humanity for which governments must be held accountable.
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of these women and to eradicating sexual violence and sex trafficking throughout the world.
—Gift to the city from the Comfort Women Justice Coalition”