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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 18 days ago

Kim Bok Dong, a vocal 'comfort women' victim who raised awareness on wartime sex slavery, dies

Kim Bok Dong, a 'comfort women' victim who served as a sex slave for the Japanese military during World War II, has passed away at the age of 93. 

At 10:41 pm KST on January 28, Kim, who was battling colorectal cancer for about a year, passed away at the Severance Hospital in Seoul. 

According to Yoon Mi Myang, the president of the Korean Council, Kim expressed anger against the Japanese government until her very last breath and asked Koreans to continue fighting for an official apology from Japan. 

Kim was sent off to China at age 14 by the Japanese officials, who initially said she would be working at a garment factory. Instead, she was forced into sex slavery in China, taking 15 soldiers a day and more than 50 on weekends. Her sex slavery continued into Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore until the war ended in 1945.

Shameful of her past, Kim kept her 'comfort women' background hidden. She ultimately voiced up in 1992 after Kim Hak Sun, the first woman to publicly share her horrific experience, broke the silence in 1991. Since then, Kim has been the most vocal of the 'comfort women' victims and a campaigner who helped bring international attention to issues on sex slavery. She traveled around the world sharing her story and also spoke at the United Nations.

Around 3 pm KST on January 29, President Moon Jae In attended Kim's funeral. Organizers state her funeral processions will pass by the Japanese Embassy. 



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HSK 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Cancer sucks. May she rest in peace 🙏

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tukowodo (Banned) 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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honeynaomi 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

HEr interview was featured on asian boss not long ago you might want to check it out. May she rest in peace <3

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MXKpopFan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Thanks!

Edit: **TRIGGER WARNING**

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changminbaby 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

RIP :'(

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wonomem (Banned) 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

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kevanimeweird 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Rip 🙏

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lizrosee 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

This is heartbreaking. So many of these women are dying without getting the justice they deserve. It's just wrong. So very wrong.

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Waf_Niel 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

How many are left?

T_T My heart breaks

Rest in peace, halmeoni

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pink_oracle 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

What about an apology from the South Korean government for accepting an apology from Japan on the Comfort Women's behalf, without actually getting their consent.

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kizaru_hijin 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

first japan is bad for not apologizing, now south korea is bad for accepting their apology...even these comfort women victims stated, that they wanted an apology, because they couldnt do more now, since the ones responsible now, arent responsible for the past. they arent as degenerated as you pathetic hating piece of shit, who loves to hate around all day...

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D_Liam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I know right. of course japan is to blame. But i also blame the korean government and those office who take part in this. those tractors should also be blame and shamed.

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D_Liam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

the korean governmen and officals was to blame as well for turning a blind eye towards these people. Men are sick. They not only cause wars and destruction but also enslave women in to such sick things.

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tubbsthecat 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

This made me v sad. I’m sorry she had to live her life as a comfort woman. May she rest in peace.

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butterdilys 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

May she R.I.P

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CROW 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

RIP

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SUnknown 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

RIP🙏 May you know only love and peace now!

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Irena_Lia 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

korea thic ass tho dun blame japs

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LadyLuna22 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Wow, you really insulted a whole country of people and for what? This is a serious thing, young girls taken prisoner and forced to have sex with men for years. You can understand why she was pissed off and demanded an apology.

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D_Liam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I am not sure if you are ignorant or just plain stupid.

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Army_of_Inspirit 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

u just disrespected ur own faves. u think ur faves are gonna be happy seeing you diss their home country?

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