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The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
February 08, 2017
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
South Korea does not allow for any nuance in its discussions of this particular historical issue.
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
October 21, 2016
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
Tokyo’s position is damaging its international reputation and playing into China’s hands.
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
September 06, 2016
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
Domestic opposition to the deal in South Korea continues to intensify, posing challenges.
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
June 22, 2016
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
How, and why, activists and artists seek to tell the story of wartime sexual slavery to an American audience.
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
May 11, 2016
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
Lacking formal implementation and combined with changing political tides, the comfort women issue will drag on.
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
March 04, 2016
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
After reaching a deal with South Korea over the "comfort women" issue, will Japan ignore Taiwanese victims?
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
January 06, 2016
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
Beijing and Taipei respond to Japan's agreement with South Korea over World War II sex slaves.
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
December 30, 2015
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Critics reject the landmark deal as political expediency that does not adequately address the victims' concerns.
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
November 03, 2015
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
South Korea's president wants to reach a final solution by the end of 2015.
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
The US-Korea Summit, Take Two: What Park and Obama Should Talk About
October 13, 2015
The US-Korea Summit, Take Two: What Park and Obama Should Talk About
How South Korea can put its partnership with the United States on the right track.
The US-Korea Summit, Take Two: What Park and Obama Should Talk About
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
April 30, 2015
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
The Japanese prime minster's anticipated speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
April 15, 2015
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
The defense and foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan met for a "two-plus-two" dialogue for the first time in five years.
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
June 24, 2014
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
A Japanese government panel released the results of its investigation into the origins of the 1993 Kono statement.
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
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