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Why the 'Comfort Women' Issue Still Matters, 70 Years Later
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.

Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
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.
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
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.

Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women 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.

Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
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.

How the Japan-Korea 'Comfort Women' Debate Plays out in the US
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.

The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
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.
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
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.

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?

By Benjamin Lee
Domestic opposition to the deal in South Korea continues to intensify, posing challenges.

'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
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.

6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
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.
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
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?

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