Victims of Japan’s Sexual Slavery Demand Apology, Compensation

Victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery have rejected a landmark agreement reached late last year between South Korea and Japan on the issue of comfort women.

Former comfort women from South Korea, Indonesia, East Timor and the Philippines gathered on Saturday at the YMCA in Tokyo, demanding Japan's apology and compensation for the victims of diverse countries.

The ex-comfort women said that they cannot accept the agreement, calling on Tokyo to fulfill its responsibilities for all the victims.

The gathering was organized by the Association for Resolving the Comfort Women Issue, a Japanese civic group.

The group issued a message to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, urging the Japanese government to admit that the issue cannot be resolved by the agreement and to produce resolutions that can be accepted by all the victims.

Source: KBS World Radio