元慰安婦の笑顔が印象的でした A former comfort woman’s beautiful smile

 

毎週水曜日、日本大使館の前で行われる元慰安婦の恒例デモに参加してきました。906回目だそうです。阪神、淡路地震で一度キャンセルをしただけで天候に関係なく数人のハルモニー達と支援者で行います。韓国の高校生が大勢来ていてハルモニー達が若い子に囲まれ、笑顔が印象的でした。高校生は署名活動をして何と780人を超える署名をハルモニー達に渡しました。歴史問題や人権に高校生も関心あると分かり、思わず涙が出ました。次々と発言をする支援者の声を聞き、歌、踊り、大きいな声を上げながらハルモニー達を楽しますイベントの一面があると感じた。日本から来られたピースロード2010の若者、日本人の青年そして、75歳の日本人女性が強く日本政府を批判して、感激しました。日本の中でこの慰安婦問題に関して関心がある方々が多いと分かりました。

この問題に関して書きたい事は多いです。全部書いたら論文になる。但し、日本の政府はどれだけ女性に酷い事をして来たか今日のブログデ言いたいです。政府と軍は関係ないか?慰安婦は日本軍が攻めて行くところに砲兵隊 と同時に移動しました。

真実を証言する被害者が生きています。無視をする日本政府はハルモニー達の死を待っています。そうしたらこの問題が無かった事に出来るでしょう。

特権階級の日本の外交官は大使館の中から皆の叫びを聞こえたかしら?それとも水曜日は聞こえない振りをしているか?

ソウルの郊外で日本の若い青年がハルモニー達と共に生活をして面倒を見ながら活動をされています。今度一度行って見ようと考えています→http://www.nanum.org/

 

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Today I attended the 906th Wednesday demonstration for former comfort women held in front of the Japanese Embassy. It is held rain, hail or shine every week, the only time it wasn’t held was once after the Kobe earthquake.

There were lots of HS students at the demonstration, in fact the MC today was a HS student. The HS students collected over 780 signatures for the petition! It was great to see so many young people interested in human rights issues such as the comfort woman cause.

The “harumonis (grandmothers) seemed to be thrilled to have young students present to support their cause and their beautiful smiles made me feel a little teary.

There were speeches, songs, dances and the harumonis seemed to be pleased with the entertainment, then a young Japanese group representing the Peace Road 2010 ( a forum to address the issues of comfort women) ,a young Japanese man and a 75 year old Japanese woman made amazing speeches. It made me feel good to know there are Japanese with a conscience.

I have lots to say on this issue but it would be as long as a thesis! What I do want to say is that the Japanese government did horrific things to women. Of course all is denied and there is a lot of shifting of blame It is fact that during WW2 wherever the Japanese Army went the comfort women accompanied the artillery, everywhere the Japanese Army invaded there is evidence there were comfort women there.

Victims are still alive and have given their testimonies time and time again but the Japanese government denies and ignores. I guess if the comfort women all die the matter will be regarded as one that never occurred?

I hope those “elite” Japanese diplomats heard the cries of protest today, or do they have selective hearing on Wednesdays?

On the outskirts of Seoul a young Japanese man runs a home for former comfort women. He looks after them and is an activist. I hope to visit there soon- http://www.nanum.org/

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