Sex Slavery Victims Demand Shutdown of Japanese-Funded Foundation

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    September 04, 2018 08:59

    A 92-year-old woman held a solo protest on Monday in front of the Foreign Ministry in Seoul over the way it handled the dispute with Japan over victims of wartime sex slavery.

    Kim Bok-dong, a victim of the wartime atrocity, demanded the government get rid of a foundation set up based on a murky 2015 deal between Seoul and Tokyo to help the survivors without committing Japan to admitting guilt. Kim said the foundation, funded by 1 billion yen Tokyo paid, misses the point.

    Kim Bok-dong holds a placard in front of the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Monday. /Yonhap

    She said the victims have not been fighting just for compensation but for a sincere apology from Tokyo for its past actions.

    Similar protests are planned through the end of September.

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