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Where -- won't finish out in palisades park New Jersey which is right where I live -- it's a beautiful beautiful area.
But unfortunately what's happening there right now is not so beautiful there's a controversy.
A -- and it's getting kinda ugly don't ask don't on.
Yes I knew you of the New Jersey out -- -- -- left in this area it is beautiful right over the George Washington Bridge outside of New York City here in New Jersey.
This small statue back here it's causing major controversy all around the world who would've thought it.
Well the reason it's here it's paying tribute to the tens of thousands of young Asian women there were actually kidnapped from their families abducted.
And and served as sex slaves for the Japanese military man they were serving during World War II.
Causing a lot of controversy obviously Japanese parliament -- members came over here to New Jersey recently from Japan.
Asking that the statue being removed -- the community the -- -- saying that's not gonna happen.
United is tired the minute I was fourteen years -- when I was taken no way of comfort women.
Tens of thousands of young Asian girls kidnapped from their families during World War II.
Forced to have sex with soldiers in the Japanese military.
What happened in the so called comfort houses still haunts the surviving victims.
So far from monolithic -- in mind.
It is impossible -- -- That pain in the ways I was fourteen years old I did not know anything about men I have never dealt with men before.
They had great 4050 times what they need you mentioned there doesn't seem possible to try for fourteen years old seventeen years old.
-- -- -- -- For years the women lived in cold dark rooms.
Those who refused.
Were often kills -- alone unless somebody -- so cloudy and it will be forgotten.
Today in palisades park New Jersey where half the population is -- Korean descent.
Her story and the story of many others remembered through a small monument.
Teaching -- history some would like to forget the order.
But I -- about -- here they're easy.
Do this monument -- we're fine.
The memorial -- become a lightning rod of controversy.
The mayor says Japanese officials recently paid him a visit and asked him to take it down.
They came -- said that.
They have evidence that.
-- for women never happened there was a group of women life.
In a statement to Fox News the Japanese government did not mention -- monument but pointed to several apologies over the years for their actions against these women.
Telling us they gave each survivor 25000.
Dollars little comfort for those women.
I mean listen I want to -- -- -- soon as soon as possible that our old ladies will find peace seeking their mom.
Target listened all that is an -- their 61 comfort women that are still alive living in Korea according to the -- lady that you.
Heard there and -- her story is.
Just so sad to hear her whole life was changed because of that experience.
In her teens and in her twenties and she's saying she's speaking out now after all of these years you know these ladies are in her eighties in their ninety's.
Speaking out so this doesn't happen to other women in the future.
She doesn't want to pass away without you guys knowing her story and also she wants to make sure this statue stands here in New Jersey back to you Juliette.
I you know.
The fact that Japanese government has acknowledged that this happens.
That that stack Kenya and it and it -- The delegates they came -- compared trying to trying to say this action should be taken away I mean that that -- that I spent cents and it's actually kind of rightful thing and appalling to me.
I know and I did I do want to say.
I -- essentially I've talked to the artist and he's been very involved gone over to Korea and stay there in the shelter where these ladies live together.
And he said that the Japanese Americans are completely different -- attitude toward this completely different.
-- the Japanese stopped parliament members that were coming over here Japanese Americans he says and his experience have just felt remorse for the us but the Japanese parliament officials that came over.
They don't they don't want the statue here at all well because they did did they don't want it now -- -- -- -- because it's a disgraceful.
-- exactly yeah it was a horrible story but great job on on such a horrible story -- -- -- thanks so much appreciated as well all in honor of those ladies and what they went through thanks -- absolutely are.
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