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South Korea backtracks on unpopular ‘comfort women’ deal with Japan


On Wednesday a task force published a report saying the deal was rushed and did not adequately seek out the opinions of the women forced to work as sex slaves, often known by the euphemism “comfort women.”

Comfort women statue

In one of his final acts as mayor, Ed Lee stands up for ‘comfort women’

Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Yong-soo speaks during an anti-Japan rally in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, December 30, 2015.

South Korea makes a bold move with a former ‘comfort woman’ at its state dinner with the US and Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, smiles during a news conference after Japan’s lower house election, at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 22, 2017.

Japan’s Abe promises to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea after resounding election victory

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Flowers are placed on a memorial wall commemorating the late former South and North Korean "comfort women" at the War and Women's Human Rights Museum" in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. “Comfort women� is the Japanese euphemism for women who were f

Finally, Japan delivers definitive apology to South Korea for ‘Comfort Women’

Korean American activist Phyllis Kim at the Glendale, California, memorial for "comfort women."

A California statue stirs passions in South Korea and ire in Japan

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The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of “comfort women,” or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.

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Continued calls for apologies, compensation for WWII ‘comfort women’

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Dr. Katherine H.S. Moon is a professor of political science at Wellesley College and author of ‘Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S. – Korea Relations.’ She elucidates the history of the women.