The 10th Anniversary of H.Res.121
-Demand to issue an “official and unequivocal apology” to the victims
Phyllis Kim (KAFC)
On July 27th in Washington DC, at the Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building, the members of Representatives, organizations, scholars and supporters got together to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of H.Res.121. This event was hosted by the WCCW (Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc).
Congressman Mike Honda, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce, the Chairwoman of the Asian Pacific American Caucus Judy Chu, and the Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen attended the event.
All speakers condemned the Japanese government’s continued denial and its aggressive efforts to revise and erase its war crime, after 10 years of the US Congress urging the Japanese government to officially and unequivocally accept the responsibility. There is no US Representative who agrees with the Japanese government and its efforts to blame the victims, calling them “paid prostitutes” and “not sex slaves.”
Instead, the speakers demanded Japan to issue an “official and unequivocal apology” to the victims and accept its responsibility for the crime it committed against the hundreds of thousands of the women and young girls, and educate the next generation about it so it will never recur.
(편집자 주 : H.Res.121, 위안부 문제 해결을 위한 미국하원 결의안)
Congressman Mike Honda Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce Chairwoman of the Asian Pacific American Caucus Judy ChuRepresentative Ileana Ros-LehtinenVideo greetings from Grandma Yongsoo Lee Attendees Former president Dongwoo Lee Mindy Kotler, director of Asia Policy Point
Dennis Halpin, US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Annabel Park Phyllis Kim, KAFC