Sadly, the Japanese government won't even acknowledge the events that transpired so long ago. The comfort women have come together to protest Japan every Wednesday at noon. They sit in front of the Japanese embassy chanting, holding signs, and are usually joined by many others. They have been doing this protest every Wednesday since 1992. Rain or shine, the group gathers. Though the day we went it was freezing and none of the Halmonis (Korean eldery women) were present. A large group had still gathered and set up photos of the women and protested on their behalf.
The group that gathered (it was probably 15 degrees with the wind that day)
The Japanese Embassy
Pictures of some of the comfort women.
A supporter who continued to yell across the street at the embassy gates.
I don't understand why Japan won't apologize. I know this group isn't going to give up anytime soon.
For more information on the women, go to http://www.houseofsharing.org/.