Former Filipina sex slave, supporters demand justice from Japan


Philippine former sex slave Estelita Dy speaks during an event with her supporters in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Dy, 83, and her supporters have gathered to renew their demands that Japan do more to bring justice to the victims of the country’s wartime sex slavery. AP Photo

TOKYO — A Philippine former sex slave and her supporters have gathered to renew their demands that Japan do more to bring justice to the victims of the country’s wartime sex slavery.

Eighty-three-year-old Estelita Dy and her supporters met in Tokyo on Sunday as part of events to commemorate the day the first sex slave victim came forward in South Korea on Aug. 14, 1991.

The group is trying to promote international support to register August 14 as an official United Nations memorial day, to pressure Japan to do more to take responsibility for wartime sex slavery.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has backpedaled from Tokyo’s past apologies, saying there’s no proof Japan’s wartime government coerced women into prostitution for the army.

Historians say there were as many as 200,000 sex slaves, mostly Koreans.

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  • gare7171

    she is barking up the wrong tree. Japan already reached the agreement with the Philippine government and conpensated for the losses during ww2, these people should ask for their government ,not for Japanese government, what they are demamnding for Japanese government is not justifiable under modernised civil behaviour.

    • Andrew PC

      ..Yes, Philippines government did request for compensation, but was bluntly turn down by the Japanese…their logic is quite simple, pay compensation means admitting the atrocities committed…which they were and are trying so very hard to deny up to now
      ..Wake up, stupid !

      • John T

        Gare is stupid dont bother with him

      • gare7171

        you know nothing about the fact. Dont distort the fact!! you cannot even differenciate rape and sex salve. rape happened everywhere, how many times did US servicemen raped your women in the Philippines? why didnt they demand compensation for that? how much money did US government give to them? your standard is japanese rapists are barbaric animal but US rapists are humanbeing? what a humane standard you have!!LOL
        individually,these women already got compensation from the Asian women fund which is supported by Japanese government.
        as a country ,the Philippine government signed the agreement with Japan and got compensation , thats why both of the nations declared all the problems hereby settled.

        but they came up and demanded agagin, how many times are they going to demand? they dont realize these demands cheapen themselves and their country.
        whatever insulting words you throw at Japanese, stupid you mean is your stupid government and your stupid people.

      • Andrew PC

        So you agreed that they were not compensated by the Japanese, not even a non-financial but more meaningful verbal apology from those animals !
        When did the Japanese ever compensate any one of the countries where her barbaric imperial army committed unspoken heinous crime on humanity ?. read the word “COMPENSATION”, whereas these animals don’t even man enough to own up to the heinous crime they committed instead try so very hard to deny and whitewash till today ?

    • John T

      Traitor. You shame our ancestors who had to endure rape and cruelties committed by japan. Go kiss some japanese butt .

      • gare7171

        I ll teach you what SHAME means, shame means the people who go up to Japanese and beg them for money like street chilren and cannot do and say anything about your fu**ing politicians exploiting tremendous money from donation funds and feel happy by making Japan scapegoat!!

  • mamerto

    I sympathize with the plight of these sex slaves.
    I just hope that they, the sex-slaves, are not being used by some “shadowy-group” for some dubious motives.

  • panis_a

    Tama ba ang pagkakaintindi ko? Parang lumulusot oa ang Japanese government ah. Animo walang mga kunsensya.

  • opinon only

    I’m so sorry this happened to you. Our leaders see this and their hearts are still cold. The nation’s leaders needs to make the country strong so this never happens again. If foreign troops come they need to pay a heavy price for invading our homeland. But our leaders could care less. So sick of them. Our country run by thieves and amateurs.

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