August 13, 2022
What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?
By Mindy Kotler
Kishida has an opportunity to demonstrate his independence now that Abe is gone. Will he return to the legacy of the Murayama statement?
May 31, 2021
South Korea’s Wandering Judiciary
By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
A look at two local cases involving former comfort women.
April 29, 2021
Japan Has a Chance to Break the Ice With South Korea
By Darlene Onuorah
Recent developments coming out of Seoul have presented opportunities for Tokyo to explore means of cooperation.
February 23, 2021
On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom: A Rebuttal
By Yong-Shik Lee and Chan Un Park
Academic freedom does not protect outright falsehoods and distortions.
February 18, 2021
On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom
By Joseph Yi and Joe Phillips
The recent controversy over a Harvard professor’s article showcases how limited the space for debate and discussion on the issue has become.
February 14, 2021
South Korea’s Dubious Comfort Women Ruling
By Jinyul Ju
Why the court got it wrong on international law
September 10, 2020
South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue
By Naoko Kumagai
A little more empathy is needed, on both sides.
July 08, 2020
Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?
By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
Eyewitnesses remember women among the soldiers during the battle of Kohima -- something no history book recounts.
June 08, 2020
Comfort Women: Time’s Up for Activist Leadership
By Kan Kimura
An era of activists speaking on behalf of the women themselves has come to a natural end.
April 16, 2019
South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue
By Masao Okonogi
Is there a way out of the Japan-South Korea spat?
February 06, 2019
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
By Kan Kimura
A recent ruling has global implications.
November 27, 2018
South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Seoul is walking away from a key part of the 2015 agreement with Tokyo, tossing the comfort women issue back into the spotlight.