On March 21, 2013, between 1 to 4PM, the Assembly Concurrent Resolution 159 will be passed by the New Jersey State Assembly. This resolution has been introduced by Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-38) and it will be passed without opposition, according to Johnson’s statement to Korean American Civic Empowerment on March 20th.

This resolution explains the truth about “Comfort Women” and the suffering received by the victims. Also, the resolution states that the State Assembly supports the “Comfort Women” survivors and urges the government of Japan to accept its historial responsibility and educate its crimes to its future generations.

The resolution was conceived after the Japanese government requested the government of Palisades Park, NJ to dismantle the monument, and the subsequent visit by Japanese right-wing politicians with the same motive. Their attempt on dismantling the “Comfort Women” memorial caused a furor in the United States and led the State Assembly to prepare the resolution.

The following is the full text of the resolution.

 

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The following links are to articles covering the recent resolution.

Legiscan

New Asia Policy Point

North Jersey

Japan Times

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