Skip to comments.New statue dedicated in honor of S. Korean 'comfort women'
Posted on 01/18/2014 12:17:02 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Organizers say a newly dedicated statue in Seoul honoring Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II is "an alarm bell" for future generations.
"The Girl Statue for Peace" is outside the Geoje Arts Center, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. The statue in the coastal city 300 miles south of Seoul shows a young woman standing next to an empty chair.
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Some really evil things happened during that time.
I think it’s good that these women, who were forced to accommodate the enemy, are now receiving some sort of public tribute. I also think a dignified plague with script and scrolls would be a more appropriate way to do show respect, vs a statue. I can only imagine some of the suggested designs.
Why do you think the South Koreans are going to suggest some kind of profane statue?
The Empty Chair lives on!
So women being forced into sexual slavery is a joking matter for you?
Guess I should have read the story huh? Sorry long time.
In 1982 in the Philippines, and again in 1984 in South Korea I was approached by elderly couples who wanted to speak of what the Japanese had done. I had read a lot about the third Reich and had a fairly extensive (I thought) section on the second World War in my library, but the things they were saying were new to me then. The behavior of Imperial Japan wasn’t taught much in the schools even back in the seventies. These people were still broken. They wanted this to be remembered.
Something about me seemed to attract them. At any rate, Iris Chang’s book “The Rape Of Nanking” pretty much matches the stories I heard.
I know an old China Marine who was an advisor already in China at the start of the war. He says that this stuff was not ubiquitous and that some Japanese commands endorsed and promoted it, whilst others did not.
It should be remembered. On the other hand, the generation that perpetrated this has largely passed away.
They don’t hide their history like the Japanese try to
I spoke with people who experienced it. Some really tragic stories.
The subtle approach. That’s appropriate. I’m the one thinking of all these bizarre images having to do with French Maid uniforms, not them.
Sorry I was not more serious.
Some women were just taken, some were lured away with promises of a job and money for their families.
Most were forced to service 100-150 Japanese men a day. If they got pregnant or caught a disease they were shot. Many times by raping them with the rifle and then pulling the trigger.
Koreans were pretty much all forced to work for Japan. Millions were put to work in factories in Japan, many were sent to Manchuria to work as guards against the Chinese prisoners. With sticks, not guns, mind you.
Frustrated Korean slaves apparently went off on the Chinese more than once, since they couldn’t take it out on the Japanese. The Chinese called them “Korean Sticks”.
Doubt that the Japanese PM will be visiting this shrine?
I knew an old guy who cleaned the air traffic tower. He had been on one of those crews. The Korean supervisor got himself shot. The Japanese assigned who refused the job. They shot him and gave it to the guy I knew. He accepted the job and stick.
A slightly different perspective.
Wow. Yes, the Japanese were brutal, it’s hardly a wonder the Japanese wouldn’t teach this in their schools
And Japanese war vets are lining up to see it.
“On the other hand, the generation that perpetrated this has largely passed away.”
And good riddance to them.