Foreign Minister to Take Sex Slave Issue to UN

      March 05, 2014 09:32

      Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will ask the UN Human Rights Council for urgent action about Japan's refusal to accept responsibility for drafting women into sexual slavery during World War II.

      Seoul has so far held back from sending the foreign minister to Geneva out of consideration for U.S. hopes of reconciliation between its two Northeast Asian allies. But Yun on Tuesday decided to attend the UNHRC session because the Shinzo Abe administration is calling for a revision of a statement issued in 1993 by then chief cabinet secretary Yohei Kono admitting imperial Japan's wartime atrocities.

      Seoul lambasted Japanese Vice Minister of Education Yoshitaka Sakurada for implying that imperial Japan's enslavement of Korean women was a "fabrication." A Korean government spokesman said, "History knows who is lying and fabricating the truth."

      At a rally calling for a revision of the Kono Statement sponsored by the far-right Japan Restoration Party on Monday, Sakurada said, "I really hate to lie, cheat people, or fabricate the truth."


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