1. Memorial gathering at a park behind the Japan Trade office
2. Various of members of Taiwan women’s rescue foundation holding one-minute silence to commemorate so-called "comfort women" (women from across Asia exploited by Japan as prostitutes for troops during World War II)
3. Huang Shu-ling, president of Taiwan Women’s Rescue Foundation giving a speech
4. Close-up sign on backdrop reading (English) "#Comfortwomen never be forgotten"
"The Japanese Prime Minister gave a speech today at five o’clock in the afternoon. He has apologised over the damage caused by war. But he still refused to recognise that the(Japanese military’s) comfort women system was the persecution of women’s human rights.”
"We will continue to emphasise and let Taiwan’s people and society understand that the (Japanese military’s) comfort women system was the oppression of women’s rights. This kind of wartime sexual violence shouldn’t exist in the society of human beings.”
Dozens of Taiwanese gathered behind Japan’s de-facto embassy in Taipei on Friday to mark the international memorial day for the so-called “comfort women” and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Attendees held a one-minute silence to commemorate women from across Asia who were exploited by Japan as prostitutes for troops during World War II, especially those who sacrificed their lives in foreign countries.
During that time, Taiwan itself was under Japanese rule.
Many Taiwanese men were forced to fight for Japan and women were forced to serve as prostitutes or "comfort women" for the Japanese Army.