[WSJ] Claims South Korea Provided Sex Slaves for U.S. Troops Go to Court

July 16, 2014
This picture of "comfort women" were reportedly taken by an American Army photographer in 1944. (Yonhap)

This picture of “comfort women” were reportedly taken by an American Army photographer in 1944. (Yonhap)

[THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] In recent years, Seoul has often raised the case of “comfort women”, claiming Tokyo hasn’t fully compensated the alleged sex slaves to the imperial Japanese military during the occupation of the Korean Peninsula in the early 20th century.

But some in South Korea say Seoul has a similar problem and must make amends to women the state allegedly forced to provide sexual services for U.S. troops since the end of Korean War.

In a landmark case, more than a hundred women recently filed a lawsuit to a Seoul court seeking compensation from the government. The 122 women say the system—also referred to as “comfort women” on state documents seen by Korea Real Time—was supervised by the U.S. forces and the South Korean government. [READ MORE]

 

 

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