SDHF Newsletter No.281 Deceitful Korean NGO and Comfort Women Issue
A Deceitful Korean Citizens’ Group (NGO) and Comfort Women Issue
June 23, 2020
On May 7, 2020, Ms. LEE Yong-soo, spokesperson for the former comfort women stated the following at a press conference in Daegu, South Korea.
1) The donations collected by The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (KCWDMS) (now The Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (KCJR)) were not used for former comfort women. Instead, the money was used primarily for Ms. YOON Mi-hyang’s personal expenses. Ms. YOON was the head of the group until this past March 2020.
2) Ms. YOON gave Ms. LEE instructions regarding her statements on her comfort woman days.
3) Ms. LEE was not a “sex slave.” Ms. LEE asked Ms. YOON Mi-hyang to not use the phrase “sex slave” but Ms. YOON made it a point of using the phrase at the UN because “the expression was effective in scaring America.”
This statement was made by the very symbol of former comfort women—Ms. LEE stated her experience as the comfort woman in the US House of Representatives. YOON Mi-hyang forced Ms. LEE to use the phrase “sex slave”. The comfort women story we have all heard of is in fact “fake news”.
The Japan Society for History Textbook, which has repeatedly demonstrated that the stories of the comfort women are not true, and the International Research Institute of Controversial Histories jointly submitted a statement to the UN Human Rights Council:
The groups demanded the following:
・The matter of the KCJR (the former KCWDMS) must be vigorously investigated and resolved by the ROK Government and the findings reported to the UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council must demand immediate action by the ROK Government.
・The accusations made by six human rights treaties-based bodies against Japan were based on the KCWDMS’s falsehoods and deceit. These bodies repeatedly issued misinformed recommendations to the Japanese government concerning the comfort women issue. We demand that the human rights treaties-based bodies thoroughly investigate the facts without reliance on the victims’ so-called testimonies and report their findings. A fact based investigation on this issue is most desirable.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact