I went to South Korea when I was 17 years old.
In learning about the country's history, I read about the Comfort Women of the Second World War, and I was horrified.
Check it: Comfort women and the apology they are not getting
I hope you'll sign the worldwide petition. Whether or not it effects any change in the Japanese government's position on the matter, it demonstrates our universal support for these women.
Sook Nyul-Choi's youth-appropriate book is well written, and features her personal experiences with the Japanese occupation, and the dividing of Korea by the Russian and American forces following the war.