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Lavine Honors Korean 'Comfort Women'

South Korean dignitaries, Lavine discuss resolution to honor memory of women abused during World War II.

Assemblyman Charles Lavine joined several South Korean dignitaries in honoring the memory of women who were abused during World War II.

"200,000 of these ill-termed 'comfort women' in Korea…were subjected to sexual servitude," said Lavine. The first memorial to comfort women in New York State was placed in Eisenhower Park.

"It's important to recognize today that what occurred years ago in Asia has tremendous significance," said Lavine, stressing the importance of protecting all citizens, including girls and women. "Even in today's world, it happens far too often and on a daily basis. Girls and women are brutalized. We see this happen in Afghanistan where girls are shot because they want to go to school."

To honor these women, Lavine gathered with representatives at his Glen Cove office to discuss a resolution that would honor these women. In attendance were David Lee, President of the Korean-American Public Affairs Committee, Gwangju Council Deputy Speaker Dong Chul Yoo, Gwangju Council Speaker Sung Kyu Lee, and Councilman Dong Soo Lee.

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Pakku Rareman February 22, 2013 at 06:33 PM
A US military report says, "A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers." http://www.exordio.com/1939-1945/codex/Documentos/report-49-USA-orig.html This report was written when Japan was the enemy of the USA. Therefore, there is no reason for the USA to distort the fact.
Nadeshiko Yamato February 22, 2013 at 09:33 PM
So-called comfort women are the women who worked during World War II as prostitutes for the Japanese military. This fact might sound immoral by present-day standards, but prostitution was a legal business in those days in many countries. Even around U.S. military bases, prostitution agents must also have existed during the periods of Japan occupation, Korean War, and Vietnam War. But Koreans have long been promoting a false version of history that Japan abducted hundreds of thousands of Korean women and coerced them into sexual services for Japanese soldiers outside of Japan during World War Ⅱ. This is, for practical and logical reasons, a fictitious version of history. False accusations regarding the South Korean comfort women issue have disgraced the people of Japan for decades. Please listen to Japanese opinions before you condemn and humiliate our history, and then you could make your own judgment. The following websites may help you know about the comfort women issue. What is the“Comfort Women Issue?” http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2015 Mr.Komori of Japanese newspaper being interviewed on the comfort women issue for the PBS series http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2535 GEISHA, TONY BLAIR & COMFORT WOMEN http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2556 Yes, we remember the facts”(PDF) http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Committee-for-Historical-Facts-Proof.pdf
fact teller February 24, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Korea forgets their past crime. Korea Goverment's 'Sexual Slavery' said. "Looking back, I think my body was not mine, but the government’s and the U.S. military’s." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/asia/08korea.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&
Manotaro February 24, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Regarding the number of "200,000 of these ill-termed ...", the distorted statistics is based on nothing. "Comfort women issue" is fabricated stories which Korean activists have propagated internationally as a part of "Discount Japan" campaign. Those stories have been completely proven to be fictitious ones as a result of researches by scholars and experts. In spite of their longstanding efforts (7 feet-pile of documents studied), there has not been one evidence for involvement of Japanese military in coercing Korean girls into prostitution against their will. Prostitution in Korean society and "Comfort women" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXUosuYfwyA Guantanamo & Comfort Women [Yujiro 谷山雄二朗 Taniyama] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijYLNvUPU_A
REMEMBER FACTS February 24, 2013 at 09:50 PM
As you may know, so-called comfort women are the women who worked during World War II as prostitutes for the Japanese military. This fact might sound immoral by present-day standards, but prostitution was a legal business in those days in many countries. Even around U.S. military bases, prostitution agents must also have existed during the periods of Japan occupation, Korean War, and Vietnam War. But Koreans have long been promoting a false version of history that Japan abducted hundreds of thousands of Korean women and coerced them into sexual services for Japanese soldiers outside of Japan during World War Ⅱ. This is, for practical and logical reasons, a fictitious version of history. False accusations regarding the South Korean comfort women issue have disgraced the people of Japan for decades. As elected officials, please listen to Japanese opinions before you condemn and humiliate our history, and then you could make your own judgment. The following websites may help you know about the comfort women issue. What is the“Comfort Women Issue?” http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2015 Mr.Komori of Japanese newspaper being interviewed on the comfort women issue for the PBS series http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2535 GEISHA, TONY BLAIR & COMFORT WOMEN http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?page_id=2556 Yes, we remember the facts”(PDF) http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Committee-for-Historical-Facts-Proof.pdf
Brian F. Pemberton March 02, 2013 at 05:13 AM
What a disgrace this guy is. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gropez_shel_prober_is_fund_raising_A6ljKKdFwNxaEUVOCZIa9K

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