Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery hold rallies in Manila, Taipei [PHOTOS]

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Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery hold rallies in Manila, Taipei [PHOTOS]

Narcisa Claveria, who claims to be a victim of sexual abuse of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, reacts during a demonstration marking the International Day to Commemorate Victims of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery, near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. According to a statement of the protestors, they are saddened that 74 years since the end of World War II, Japan still refuses to atone fo its wartime atrocities. EPA

A woman, who claims to be a victim of sexual abuse of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, holds a placard as she joins a demonstration marking the International Day to Commemorate Victims of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery, near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. EPA

Protesters display placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. In their statement, the protesters lamented the fact that after 74 years since the end of World War II, Japan still 'refuses to atone for its wartime atrocities and has now embarked on a campaign to silence efforts to commemorate by causing the removal of all memorials related to the issue.' AP

Activists display placards and posters calling for the Japanese government to apologize for its role in the wartime sex slavery of so-called 'comfort women' ― forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels during World War II ― during a demonstration outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei, Aug. 14. AFP

Activists unfurl a banner in front of police calling for the Japanese government to apologize for its role in the wartime sex slavery of so-called 'comfort women' ― forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels during World War II ― during a demonstration outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei, Aug. 14. AFP
Narcisa Claveria, who claims to be a victim of sexual abuse of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, reacts during a demonstration marking the International Day to Commemorate Victims of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery, near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. According to a statement of the protestors, they are saddened that 74 years since the end of World War II, Japan still refuses to atone fo its wartime atrocities. EPA

A woman, who claims to be a victim of sexual abuse of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, holds a placard as she joins a demonstration marking the International Day to Commemorate Victims of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery, near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. EPA

Protesters display placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 14. In their statement, the protesters lamented the fact that after 74 years since the end of World War II, Japan still 'refuses to atone for its wartime atrocities and has now embarked on a campaign to silence efforts to commemorate by causing the removal of all memorials related to the issue.' AP

Activists display placards and posters calling for the Japanese government to apologize for its role in the wartime sex slavery of so-called 'comfort women' ― forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels during World War II ― during a demonstration outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei, Aug. 14. AFP

Activists unfurl a banner in front of police calling for the Japanese government to apologize for its role in the wartime sex slavery of so-called 'comfort women' ― forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels during World War II ― during a demonstration outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei, Aug. 14. AFP
Jung Min-ho mj6c2@koreatimes.co.kr


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