Leaders of major countries including America’s President Obama, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands recognized the forced recruitment of comfort women (sexual slavery) for the Japanese military, but only Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is still continuing to lie about it. We hope that Prime Minister Abe sincerely apologizes to the former comfort women all over the world, as soon as possible, and refrains from future distortions of history.
Ahn Joong-geun sacrificed himself for the cause of peace and stood against irrationality for the peace of Asia. Despite the centennial anniversary of Ahn Joong-geun, the genuine meaning of peace is still far away and has not been achieved yet. We have to remember that Ahn Joong-geun was the very person who had the world know the remarkable presence of present day Korea.
History, once forgotten, repeats the wrongdoing itself. Distortion of history with enforced logic will not change the truth. Responsible attitudes toward history are required.