On September 5, 2023, a Korea-Japan Joint Symposium was held in Seoul by the Japan-Korea Alliance for truth, fighting against lies related to the comfort women issue. In the Korea Press Center, Japan’s Rising Sun flag was hoisted and Kimigayo, the national anthem, was sung at the opening ceremony. It is said that such events have not been seen in the Korea Press Center recently.
The program for the symposium was as follows:
*Welcome words; Kim Hak-song (Chairman, Great National Reconstruction Network for Free Unification)
*Congratulations; I-Yonghun (President, I Sungman Institute)
Sugihara Seishiro (Chairman, International Research Institute of Controversial Histories)
M. Ramseyer, Professor at Harvard University Law School
*Proceeding; Chu Okusun (Representative, Alliance for Settlement of the Comfort Women Fraud)
Nishioka Tsutomu, Professor at Reitaku University
“The Comfort Women issue started from Japan”
Ryu Sok-Chun, former Yonse University Professor
“The Comfort Women Issue: from the problem of history controversy to the problem of law”
Yamamoto Yumiko, Representative of Nadeshiko Action
“The Comfort Women Issue; mistreatments by the UN, ILO and UNESCO as “sex Slave””
I Uyong, Research Staff of Rakuseidai Economic Research Institute
“Korean Comfort Women: where did they come from?”
Matsuki Kunitoshi, Senior Researcher of International Research Institute of Controversial Histories
“Truth of the Comfort Women and Japanese School Text Book Illustrations Problems”
Kim Jong-heon, President, Korean History Textbook Research Institute
“Actual illustrations of the Comfort Women in school textbooks of primary, middle, and high schools and how to cope with this problem”
*Adoption of a Joint Statement against lies related to the Comfort Women Issue
On September 6, the next day, the participants conducted a street rally near the comfort girl statue. They outnumbered the participants in the rally held at the same time by the Council for Justice (former Korean Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery of Japan).
We read out and adopted our joint statement at the conduct.
The joint statement by the Japan-Korea alliance for the truth, fighting against lies related to the comfort women issue