World War Ⅱ is not over in Asia
Ms.Cristita Alcober (Filipina, 68 years old) Photo by Takashi Itoh
Not over for her.
Japan went to war in 1931. At first, it seemed to the Japanese that it was just a war to establish a “new order” in the Korean Penisula,China and other areas in Asia.
In reality, the war lasted 15 years and the “new order” never came. Instead, it only left pain, misery and death to the people of Asia.
Many Japanese, however, still believe that it was a war to establish a “new order”, especially those who went to the front line and know that happened there at that time.
Those who know the truth do not talk about what they did-forcing thousands of women into sexual slavery.
The Japanese government is not an exception. It was the imperial Japanese forces which organized the military brothels.
Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian and Taiwanese women and girls were raped systematically and repeatedly under the supervision of the imperial Japanese forces.
The surviving victims are trying to win redress from the Japanese government which argues that the issue of war compensation and reparation was settled through bilateral treaties.
We appeal for your help in urging the Japanese government to apologize and pay individual compensation to these women who are seeking relief from the painful and degrading experiences suffered in their younger days-experiences which have affected their lives for nearly half a century.
The International Campaign to Realize Redress for Wartime Victims
Address:4-5-16-402,Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 〒102 JAPAN
For Donations: CITIBANK SHINJUKU-MINAMIGUCHI BRANCH 003-93190492 ICRRWV
Please add your voice!
To: Prime Minister TOMIICHI MURAYAMA 2-3-1, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 〒100 JAPAN
I strongly urge the Japanese government to grant timely and appropriate redress to surviving war victims.