Man sets himself on fire
An 80-year-old man set himself on fire Wednesday during a protest outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
Continuing anger over comfort women issue
There are regular protests outside the embassy over Japan's treatment of Korean women before and during World War II. Many historians say that approximately 200,000 women from Korea, China and other parts of Asia were forced by Japan to become sex slaves.
The Japanese government has formally apologized on numerous occasions for the atrocities against the women, who are known as comfort women. Japan helped establish the Asian Women's Fund in 1995, which is supported by government funds and provides assistance to comfort women.