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North Korea Sows Division with Comfort Women Issue in Asia

Evan Bayh | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Evan Bayh

Regrettably, North Korea appears determined to exacerbate tensions and increase mistrust between two of America's most important allies in Asia.

Japan's Apology for Forcing South Korean Women into Sexual Slavery Falls Short

David Tolbert | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
David Tolbert

Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.

'Comfort Women' Deal Is a Win-Win But Japan and Korea Must Do More

Jane Harman | Posted 01.06.2016 | World
Jane Harman

Japan must do more to counter false histories. This issue will never be closed if school textbooks and official memorials continue to misrepresent the truth. Too often, Abe's government has ignored or enabled the spread of dangerous narratives about the country's past -- narratives that continue to drive tension today. He must back efforts to continue educating his constituents on the facts. South Korea, for its part, also has more work to do pitching its citizens on the agreement.

A Crime Is A Crime, Even If She Wasn't Just An Innocent Little Girl

김세정 | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

The key point here is that the occupying nation-state and its military organization allowed and ran the comfort facilities. It doesn't matter who the individual victims were.

South Korea And China Warn Japan Not To Backtrack On Apology Over Wartime Past

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

SEOUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - South Korea and China warned Japan on Tuesday not to backtrack on its apology issued 20 years ago over its wartime past when...

The History Of 'Comfort Women': A WWII Tragedy We Can't Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

The phrase "comfort women" is a controversial term that refers to approximately 200,000 women who were recruited as prostitutes by the Imperial Japane...