Japan asks US to remove memorial to Korean sex slaves
Washington: A team of Japanese officials recently visited New York to ask the US to remove a plaque outside a public library that serves as a memorial to Korean sex slaves captured by Japan during World War II.
The Japanese officials visited Palisades Park last month, after the area installed in 2010 a memorial to thousands of Korean women that were enslaved by the Japanese army during the World War II, the Daily Mail reported.
The plaque reads: "In memory of the more than 200,000 women and girls who were abducted by the armed forces of the government of imperial Japan. Known as `comfort women`, they endured human rights violations that no peoples should leave unrecognized. Let us never forget the horrors of crimes against humanity."
The town -- where more than half of the 20,000 residents are of Korean descent -- said it was the first such dedication to the so-called "Comfort Women" and refused to accept the Japanese officials` request.
After the war, many of the women were brutally slaughtered and their story was first known in 1991, the report said.
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