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1,400th Wednesday 'comfort women' rally to be held in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul Updated: 2019-08-14 07:03:04 KST

The fourteen-hundredth weekly "Wednesday rally" near the Japanese embassy in South Korea will be held in Seoul in the coming hours.
It falls on August 14th, which was designated by the Korean government as the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women last year, as well as being one day before Korea's National Liberation Day
The rally has been held every Wednesday for 27 years, calling on Japan to offer an official and sincere apology and pay appropriate compensation to the Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.
The victims are commonly known as 'comfort women'.
This week's rally is being held under the theme of backing victims' voices and urging the Japanese government to hear their voices.
Rallies are scheduled in 34 cities in ten countries including the U.K., New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan to show global solidarity.
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