September 04, 2020
Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in South Korea
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea-Japan ties during Abe’s tenure can probably best be described as persistent lows, punctuated by what have proved to be mostly ephemeral highs
May 13, 2020
South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned
By Tae-jun Kang
Accusations from a former victim of pilfered donations have sparked controversy.
January 10, 2020
Before #MeToo, There Were the ‘Comfort Women’
By Esther Brito Ruiz
The survivors of Japanese sexual slavery started a pioneering human rights movement combating sexual abuse.
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.