Memorial for 'comfort women' in Seoul

A ceremony to unveil the "Place for Memory of Comfort Women" being held at Mount Namsan in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday. The mayor of Seoul, politicians and former sex slaves were among those present. The structure, dubbed "The Navel of the World",
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A ceremony to unveil the "Place for Memory of Comfort Women" being held at Mount Namsan in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday.
The mayor of Seoul, politicians and former sex slaves were among those present.
The structure, dubbed "The Navel of the World", carries the phrase "The History That Is Unmemorised Repeats" in four languages. Some 200,000 Asian women, mostly Koreans, were forced to be sex slaves, euphemistically called "comfort women", for the Japanese army during World War II.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2016, with the headline 'Memorial for 'comfort women' in Seoul'. Print Edition | Subscribe