Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A museum in memory of a group of Taiwanese women who were forced into sexual slavery by the
Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, known euphemistically as “comfort women,” is scheduled to open in Taipei by the end of this year, a Taipei-based women’s rights group said Thursday.
The themes of the museum will be peace and women’s rights, said Kang Shu-hua, executive director of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, a driving force behind the initiative.
Before the formal opening on Dec. 10, the foundation will hold a ceremony to unveil the museum plaque on Aug. 14, a date that is considered as a memorial day for comfort women by civic groups in countries like South Korea, China, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines, Kang told CNA. [FULL STORY]