Moon Vows to Raise Global Awareness of Comfort Women Issue

Politics

Seoul, Aug. 14 (Jiji Press)--South Korean President Moon Jae-in pledged Wednesday to work to raise global awareness of the issue of so-called comfort women.

In a Facebook post, Moon said that he will share the issue with the international community and spread it as a message for peace and women's human rights.

Wednesday was the second time that South Korea has marked a national day to honor former comfort women.

Moon also stressed that the South Korean government will do its best to restore the dignity and honor of former comfort women, mainly Koreans who were forced into prostitution for Japanese troops before and during World War II.

Moon said that he will raise the comfort women issue in the international community from a universal perspective of humanity.

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