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S. Koreans mark 100th anniversary of Japan's colonization

08-30-2010 08:57 BJT

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More than 500 people has gathered in South Korea's capital of Seoul to mark the 100th anniversary of Japan's colonization of the Korea peninsula.

Participants, holding placards marched to the Japanese embassy. They're demanding an apology: for empress Myongseong, who was killed by Japanese soldiers, and Japanese colonization of the Peninsula.

In central Seoul, a memorial stone was unveiled to mark the spot, where the annexation treaty was signed. Some people say, they'll never forget the national humiliation they suffered one hundred years ago.

Nam Man-Woo, Vice President, Korea Liberation Association, said, "We are here to renew our determination to meditate the humiliation we felt at that time and to tell Japan the future will be bright when actions, like apologies and compensation, follow its words."

Ryoichi Hattori, Member of Japanese House of Representatives, said, "I think there is some movement in Japan which tries to end the past affairs issue. However, I believe it should not be handled like that. We have to sincerely put the past behind with the power of South Korea and Japanese citizens."


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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