JFAV CONDEMNS THE SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN ACCORDS ON COMFORT WOMEN AS AN ACCORD OF INJUSTICE

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December 30, 2015

JFAV CONDEMNS THE SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN ACCORDS ON COMFORT WOMEN AS AN ACCORD OF INJUSTICE

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The Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) called the South Korean and Japanese Accords of Comfort Women as a travesty of justice and favors Japanese Militarists and an insult to all comfort women who were oppressed during World War II.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, “The Accords not only perpetuate injustice to all comfort women but also absolved the Japanese fascists of accountability during World War II.”

Why the ROK-Japan Agreement on Comfort Women is Unjust

JFAV’s Arturo Garcia enumerated the reasons why the so-called agreement between the South Korean government and Japan is onerous and unjust:

1)In exchange, the South Korean government agreed to remove a statue commemorating Korean comfort women erected in Seoul outside the Japanese embassy,
2)and to promise to never criticize the Japanese government again on the comfort women issue.
3) many of the comfort women interviewed about the deal were also outraged. Neither the surviving Korean comfort women nor their advocates were involved in the formulation of this agreement.
4)The $8.3 million dollar fund only seems like a large sum of money given the small number of comfort women who have survived so long, particularly given that the trauma they experienced resulted in a lifetime of poor health for most comfort women, the fund amounts to less than $1000 per comfort woman victimized by the Japanese military.
5) The Japanese government is not required by this agreement to accept legal responsibility for the comfort women, which would have required a more extensive legal reparations settlement.
6) What Japan gets out of this agreement is the guarantee that South Korea can never again hold the Japanese government accountable for these war crimes. Indeed,

JFAV strongly condemned the US-Puppet Government of South Korea that has agreed to remove a memorial that would educate the public on comfort women, and they can never raise the issue with them again; and so, Japan has effectively erased that history.

Like the Philippine government that has not lifted a hand to protest Japanese militarism, the Aquino II regime is a rabid Japanese collaborator much like his parents and grandparents who were Pro-Japanese collaborator ever since.

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