South Korea comfort women
November 18, 2021
Why Did the 2015 Japan-Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Fall Apart?
By Yuji Hosaka
The agreement was flawed from the beginning, and continued denialism from the Japanese government undermined its spirit.
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.
December 07, 2020
South Koreans Welcome Decision to Maintain ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin
By Mitch Shin
Tokyo’s pressure over the statue faced a set-back in Germany as the issue continues to loom large in Japan-South Korea interactions.
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.
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.
January 14, 2017
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
By Mintaro Oba
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.
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.
January 06, 2016
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
By Steven Denney
With popular support, the Japan-South Korea comfort women agreement seems likely to succeed.
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
By Yuki Tatsumi
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
April 18, 2015
'Ambassadors' and Prostitutes: South Korea's Sex Workers
By Steven Denney
A court challenge to South Korea's Special Law on Sex Trade brings the debate over prostitution out in the open.
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