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“Former ‘comfort women’ pray for Japan” via the Korea Herald

Frail-looking grandmothers gathered again Wednesday in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

They were former “comfort women,” who were forced to provide sex to the Japanese army during World War II.

However, there were no chants denouncing the Japanese government, which has yet to issue an official apology to them.

This time a silent tribute for 10 minutes was followed after a brief memorial address for the victims, their bereaved family members and other survivors in the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami which struck the northeastern coast of Japan.

“We hate their past wrong, not the people. We offer our deep condolences to those who lost loved ones,” said Gil Won-ok, 84.

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