'Comfort woman' invited to attend Abe's speech to US Congress

Lee Yong Soo -- who was the victim of sex crimes by the Japanese military during World War II -- attends a press conference by the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, on April 23, 2015South Korean “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo, forced into sexual slavery serving Japan’s war time imperial army, has been invited by US lawmaker Mike Honda to attend Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic speech at US congress Wednesday. “Grandma Lee is invited by Mr Honda to the joint session of Congress today. Mr Honda will join the rally this morning and escort her to the house chamber,” said Sami Lauri, vice president of the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues.

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