【メール文例】 Buena Park City Mayor Elizabeth Swift, Mayor Pro Tem Miller Oh, Councilman Steve Berry, Councilman Art Brown, Councilman Fred R. Smith, City Manager James B. Vanderpool,
I send this email as a one Japanese who wishes seriously a friendly relation among USA, Korea and Japan.
I have just learned that a proposal was submitted to your council for installing the comfort women monument which is similar monument approved by Glendale. I feel very sad, disappointed and even angry by the approval of Installation of a Korean “Comfort Women” Monument in Glendale.
Recent few years, Korean American’s anti-Japanese propaganda and lobbying become extremely active. Korean’s allegation is during WWII the Imperial Armed Forces of Japan abducted approximately 200,000 young women and forced them into sexual slavery known as “comfort women”. But this is NOT the fact.
We do not try to rewrite the history. As the fabricated history is spreading, we cannot miss damaged our ancestors’ honor, and we want you to know the fact what the real history is.
Japanese government and South Korean government authorities jointly conducted a survey on comfort women issue in the 1990s. There was no evidence proving participation and forcing nature of the Japanese government and the Japanese military other than former comfort women’s testimony. If you believe that Comfort Women system is sexual slavery, please give us any verified evidence as well as any name of historian saying so.
Friendly relationship among US, South Korea, and Japan is very important due to stabilization for Pacific Ocean Region. Because of this anti-Japan propaganda problem, public sentiment got worse among all three countries. Then those situations make happy military expansion countries and Communist terrorist counties, such as China and North Korea.
Historical views on Comfort Women between Japan and Korea are quite different. This issue becomes a serious political matter between the both countries.
I wonder if Citizens of Buena Park could truly need and wish such a problematic and uneasy monument in a public place.
We know that American people cherish and esteem fairness, justice, and truth. We wish that this controversial issue may not cause damage to a very important friendly relation among the countries.
I am grateful to you for taking valuable time to read this mail.
Glendale approves Korean 'comfort woman' statue despite Japanese protest http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-me-glendale-approves-comfort-woman-statue-despite-japanese-protest-20130709,0,7258435.story
Japanese nationalist protest of 'comfort women' sculpture fails http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-japan-korea-comfort-women-20130709,0,920922.story
Korean-Japanese dispute over "comfort women" heats up in Glendale: Opinion http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_23621344/korean-japanese-dispute-over-comfort-women-heats-up ↑このニュースの日本語訳はこちら http://sakura.a.la9.jp/japan/?p=4103
【メール文例】 Dear the members of the City Council of Glendale,
I heard that the City Council of Glendale will have a special public meeting to approve Installation of a Korean Sister City “Comfort Women” Monument on July 9th. I also heard the monument will be unveiled on July 30that a public event in Central Park.
The core part of the Korean claims is that Japanese officials abducted about 200,000 Korean women and coerced them into sexual servitude for Japanese soldiers during World War II. It is a completely false story or demagogy for political propaganda forged by anti-Japan people.
I haven’t heard of a single person in the world who could present single verified evidence supporting the story. I have a strong doubt whether or not you have got the verified evidence supporting the story. If not, you are going to disgrace Japanese people without any verified evidence.
We Japanese are strongly against “Comfort Women” monument.
I would sincerely and strongly request you to review the decision about the “comfort women” checking the true and verified evidence and rescind the decision to keep honor and dignity of Japanese people as well as those of American people.