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Wednesday demonstration(Korean language: 수요 집회 ) is a regular meeting aimed at obtaining justice from the Japanese Government regarding the large scale sexual slavery system established under Imperial Japan rule (its victims are also known under the euphemism "Comfort women").

Objectives[]

The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan listed the 7 actions the Japanese government had to achieve to fully resolve the war crime: acknowledge the war crime / reveal the truth in its entirety about the crimes of military sexual slavery / make an official apology / make legal reparations / punish those responsible for the war crime / accurately record the crime in history textbooks / erect a memorial for the victims of military sexual slavery / establish a historical museum.

The longest rally[]

The weekly meeting, officially named Wednesday Demonstration demanding Japan to redress the Comfort Women problems (Korean language: 일본군 위안부 문제 해결을 위한 정기 수요시위 ), is held on every Wednesday at noon in front of the Embassy of Japan in The Republic of Korea, in Seoul, in the presence of surviving victims.

The first demonstration was held on January 8, 1992, for the visit of then Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, and the 1,000th on December 14, 2011. The Wednesday demonstration was listed in March 2002 in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest rally on a single theme.

Pyeonghwabi[]

The golden bronze statue "Pyeonghwabi" ("Peace Monument") was inaugurated for the 1,000th rally on December 14, 2011. It represents a teenage girl sitting on a chair with a bird on her shoulder, symbol of the innocence of the young girls and women forced into sexual slavery.

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