The Minister of the Interior and Safety announced that it will hold a ceremony celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the nation’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul next Tuesday.
 
The ministry said that the event will be attended by some three-thousand people, including independence fighters and leaders from various social circles.
 
The ministry said the ceremony will deliver a message of hope toward a South Korea that is just and exists for the people.
 
In particular, this year’s event is expected to see, for the first time, the attendance of victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery. It would mark the first time for victims to take part in the ceremony at the invitation of the government.
 
The ministry said the government also invited descendants of independence fighters and victims of Japan’s forced labor as part of efforts to make the ceremony an opportunity to boost national unification and solidarity.