Councilman Koo pushes for comfort women memorial in Queens

While many politicians prefer to stick to less controversial subjects, Flushing’s Peter Koo has stepped out in favor of a proposed street renaming in his district, honoring World War II comfort women according to the Daily News.

Comfort women remain a flashpoint: Many historians say Asian females were forced to perform sex favors for Japanese soldiers, while many supporters of Japan contend they were willing participants.

Koo said he’s not willing to back down and his spokesman said he is committed to finding a “fitting and respectful way to remember these women” in Queens, according to the paper. Human trafficking remains a problem in Queens, check out this video where Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels discusses the subject.