To The Editor:
According to the news, Mr. Peter Koo, a New York City Council member, is promoting a street renaming project in Flushing, Queens, to commemorate “comfort women” and the building of a monument there to praise them.
As you may know, comfort women issue has discrepancy of recognition between Korean and Japanese, and now it is a hot controversy between us. I don’t think Councilman Peter Koo really understands this issue. I doubt if his action is simply for votes for the next election.
Every street name represents the street’s history, and therefore should have a legitimate reason behind the name. [New York] is not related with the comfort women issue. If “Comfort Women Street” appeared in NY, many Japanese will be disappointed, and feel bad about both countries Korea and America.
We believe that the American people cherish and enthusiastically defend fairness, justice and the truth. We hope that you will make a truthful, fair and objective judgment in regards to this issue.