SDHF Newsletter No. 295 Address of Mr. Kim, Korean History Textbook Research Institute(10.28.20)
KIM Byung-heon (Director of the Korean History Textbook Research Institute)
Address to call for the Removal of the Comfort Woman Statue of Falsification
(in front of the Gangbuk District Office on October 28)
November 30, 2020
Mr. KIM Byeong Heon, Representative of the Korean History Textbook Research Institute, has demanded the removal of the “comfort women statue” in Seoul.
He addressed his appeal on October 28, 2020, in front of the Gangbuk District Office as seen in the Youtube video above.
He states that the claim, “Comfort women are war crime victims who were forcibly taken by the Japanese army to be their sex slaves,” is a sheer lie, even if the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and those in the MOON Jae-in administration insist otherwise.
Basically, being a comfort women or prostitute is not allowed without legal authorization. For example, the law stated that women needed to be 17 years of age or older.
However, Korean comfort women figureheads tell conflicting stories. KIM Bok-dong said she was taken away at age of 14 to become a comfort woman. LEE Yong-soo claimed that she was taken away by Japanese army at age of either 14, or 15, or 16. KILL Won-wok said she was taken away at the age of 13. These testimonies clearly show that they are lying.
Mr. KIM says that the reason why he is making a statement here is that these lies fill the entire ROK, causing conflict and division among the Korean people. The lie forces Japan to break their relationship with South Korea.
He emphatically states:
“the comfort woman statue symbolizing hatred and conflict”,
“this comfort woman statue symbolizing lies and fabrication”
must definitely be removed.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact