June 19, 2018
Why the 'Comfort Women' Issue Still Matters, 70 Years Later
By Hiroka Shoji
The refusal to adequately address past atrocities permeates how women are viewed in Japanese society today.
January 31, 2018
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
By Joseph Yi
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.
January 11, 2018
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)
By Yuki Tatsumi
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
December 30, 2017
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
By Yukari Easton
South Korea's Moon Jae-in has domestic political reasons for reopening the agreement.
December 26, 2017
Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
By Joe Renouard
80 years after the Nanjing Massacre, historical issues continue to haunt China-Japan relations.
August 04, 2017
How the Japan-Korea 'Comfort Women' Debate Plays out in the US
By Mary M. McCarthy
10 years ago, Congress made its first foray into a tense historical issue involving two U.S. allies.
February 08, 2017
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
By Joseph Yi
South Korea does not allow for any nuance in its discussions of this particular historical issue.
October 21, 2016
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
By Edward Vickers
Tokyo’s position is damaging its international reputation and playing into China’s hands.
September 06, 2016
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
By Benjamin Lee
Domestic opposition to the deal in South Korea continues to intensify, posing challenges.
June 22, 2016
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
By Jeonghyun Kim
How, and why, activists and artists seek to tell the story of wartime sexual slavery to an American audience.
May 11, 2016
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
By Prakash Panneerselvam and Sandhya Puthanveedu
Lacking formal implementation and combined with changing political tides, the comfort women issue will drag on.
March 04, 2016
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
By Mina Pollmann
After reaching a deal with South Korea over the "comfort women" issue, will Japan ignore Taiwanese victims?