This video is called Arirang Special “Comfort Women” One Last Cry.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Former sex slaves tell mayor to quit
Friday 24 May 2013
Two former “comfort girls” demanded that Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto resign today over his grotesque attempt to justify Japan’s war-time sex slavery.
The South Korean women also cancelled a meeting slated for today because they didn’t want to be used as a publicity stunt.
Mr Hashimoto, who is a co-leader of the nationalist Japan Restoration Party, caused an uproar when he claimed that the second world war practice of abducting women to front-line brothels was “necessary” to maintain discipline.
He claimed last year there was no evidence that the women, mainly taken from China and Korea by imperial Japan, had been forced into prostitution.
Kim Bok Dong and Kil Won Ok, both in their 80s, said they would have nothing to talk about with the mayor as he’d shown no remorse for his comments.
“We cannot compromise our painful past as victims and the reality that we still live today for Mayor Hashimoto’s apology performance,” the women said.
“We don’t need to be trampled on again.”
Mr Hashimoto’s foot-in-mouth syndrome struck again when he said US troops – who have a savage reputation in Japan for a string of sexual assaults on civilians – should visit legal adult entertainment venues to calm their libidos.
He has said he plans to apologise to outraged US military chiefs for “making them feel uncomfortable because of my inappropriate remarks.”
Mr Hashimoto claimed other countries used similar systems at the time but historians have said that the only other organised sex system was run by nazi Germany.
Ms Kim and Ms Kil are regulars at a weekly protest outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul demanding justice for the sex slaves.
Ms Kim was recruited to work at a military uniform factory when she was 15 but ended up in military-run brothels across south-east Asia where she had to have sex with an average of 15 soldiers during the day and dozens at weekends.
Ms Kil took a factory job at 13 in 1940 but was sent to China where she was repeatedly raped until the end of the war.