The foreign minister of ROK Kang Kyung
brought the comfort women issue to this council for 3 consecutive years despite
the bilateral agreement signed between Japan and ROK, stipulating "the
comfort women issue has been resolved finally and irreversibly."
Japan paid about 9.3 million dollars from
taxpayer's money to support comfort women based on the agreement in 2015.
However, spending is unaccounted-for.
Last month, one of the former comfort women
Lee Yong-soo held press conferences and said, “I’ve been exploited by YUN
Mi-hyang” who used to be a leader of a comfort women supporting organization
funded by ROK government and its citizens.
According to her, YUN Mi-hyang collected
huge amounts of donations for 30 years, however, the donations were hardly used
for former comfort women but used to purchase real estate properties for her
She also said that “Comfort women were not
Recently, the ROK government ironically
passed a resolution to make it illegal to “revise histories.”
History is not what is judged by the court.
We request this Council to recommend to the
1. Stop abusing elderly women for the
monetary benefit and to bash Japan,
2. Disclose the use of funds donated by the
3. Stop Japan-bashing based on falsified
stories and lies, and
4. Stop violating the bilateral agreement between Japan and ROK. Thank you very much, Mr. Vice-President.