Students at Harvard protested Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the school on Monday.
Abe's visit is part of his week-long tour of the United States. Following his talk, which focused on his reform agenda, Harvard students held a silent demonstration to protest the Japanese government's "direct role in operating a system of sexual slavery during World War II." Abe has recently come under scrutiny for his "historical revisionism" and the Japanese government's efforts to edit sections in American textbooks about Japanese military brothels during World War II.
"I am a Korean woman — definitely part of that just hit me stronger, because you can see your face and your body in these pictures of these women who suffered so much," demonstration organizer Claudine Cho said about a statement Abe made regarding human trafficking by the Japanese during the war.
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