HKHTC Director Paid Tribute to Former Comfort Woman Ms Kim Gun-ja in Korea

This July, one of the few remaining Korean comfort women survivors Ms Kim gun-ja passed away shortly before HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li arrived in Seoul. Mr Li was invited to attend her memorial services and he also talked to former comfort woman Ms Lee Yong-su, a close friend of Ms Kim, after the funeral.

“I lived a hellish existence at the comfort station, facing an average of 20 Japanese soldiers every day, and sometimes as many as 40. I came to the US because I needed to hear an apology from Japan before I died… We want them to understand that there is a price to pay for the human rights violations and war crimes they committed.” Kim Gun-ja testified to the horrors of her experience of being a Japanese military comfort woman at a Feb. 2007 hearing on the issue before the US House of Representatives. Ms Kim is the third comfort woman survivor to pass away in South Korea this year. The number of survivors has now dwindled to 37 of the 239 registered with the South Korean government. Our Director of Education was at the site of commemoration in Seoul (video in Cantonese):

https://www.facebook.com/hkhtc/videos/1326191444165286/

居住在南韓的日軍慰安婦受害者金君子剛剛因病去世,終年91歲,令南韓政府登記備案的慰安婦數目只剩餘37人。中心教育總監李家豪最近在首爾應邀出席金女士的悼念活動和與幾位南韓慰安婦受害人會面,而首爾民眾亦在日本使館前集會致哀。

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