D.C. action demands: "Justice for Korean victims of Japan's war crimes in WWII!"

On July 1, 2015, the ANSWER Coalition joined a rally at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., demanding justice for the Korean victims of Japan's war crimes in World War II.

The rally included a delegation from the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and the War & Women's Human Rights Museum in Seoul, Korea, who are in D.C. for the week demanding an acknowledgement of and apology for Japan's war crimes committed during the WWII. The delegation included Bok Dong Kim, an 89 year-old survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II.

Below are photos from the event.

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Bok Dong Kim, an 89 year-old survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II, speaks to the crowd and the media about her experience and demands for justice. The ANSWER Coalition joined the delegation from Korea and D.C.-area Korean-American community at the rally.
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Young Korean and Korean-American drummers from the D.C. area perform at the rally. HK Suh from the National Association of Korean Americans (NAKA) speaks at the rally.
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ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear is interviewed by the media. ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear speaks at the rally.
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Two women from the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc., including the president, Julie Jungsil Lee, walk to the door of the Japanese Embassy to deliver a letter. After delivering a letter to the Japanese Embassy, a representative of the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc., speaks to the crowd.
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Two women from the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc., including the president, Julie Jungsil Lee, and HK Suh of NAKA
wait to gain entry to the Japanese
Embassy to deliver a letter.
Bok Dong Kim, an 89 year-old survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II who traveled from South Korea, sits surrounded by young Korean and Korean-American drummers from the D.C. area.

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