Bullit Marquez, Associated Press
Hilaria Bustamante, 89, a Filipino "comfort women" during World War II, protests outside the Japanese Embassy in Manila ahead of a statement by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in suburban Pasay city east of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino demonstrators said that "after three generations, we are still fighting and demanding apology" from the Japanese Government.

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, 89-year-old Hilaria Bustamante, one of the so-called "comfort women" for the Japanese military during World War II, protests with dozens of other Filipino women in Manila, Philippines, before Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marks the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender. Abe acknowledged in his speech that Japan had inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people during World War II and said it stood by past apologies. Abe avoided the issue of whether the women were forced into sexual slavery, as they insist, but said, "We must never forget that there were women behind the battlefields whose honor and dignity were severely injured." Historians say tens of thousands of women from across Asia were forced to provide sex to Japan's front-line soldiers. Bustamante said, "We have been waiting for 70 years, and we have not received any justice until now. If they (Japan) will not give us justice, we will not stop (protesting) even though we are already old."