All posts tagged "comfort women"

  • People watch a live television program airing South Korean President Park Geun-hye's New Year's press conference at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Monday, an. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Comfort women deal backfires for Park

    By Kang Seung-woo President Park Geun-hye’s leadership and diplomatic prowess are being put to the test, as Korea’s sex slavery agreement with Japan is drawing a fierce backlash from former “comfort women” and the public. If she...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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    Majority of S. Koreans against relocating ‘comfort woman’ statue: poll

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Nearly 7 out of 10 South Koreans disapprove of relocating a statue of a girl that symbolizes Korean wartime sex slaves in exchange for the recent “comfort women” deal between South Korea and Japan,...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • A statue of a young girl, symbolizing the victims of Japan's sexual enslavement, is seen in this photo taken on Dec. 28, 2015. The statue, set up in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, has become an issue in the agreement announced on the day by South Korea and Japan to end their confrontation over "comfort women." Japan is pressing for it to be relocated elsewhere, and South Korea said it will take into account Japan's concerns and try to solve the situation in an appropriate manner. (Yonhap)
    [WSJ] Japanese businesses pushed to end South Korea dispute

    —  Japanese business leaders pushed hard for their country to resolve a dispute with South Korea over the use of Korean women by Japanese soldiers in military brothels during World War II, and...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul, surrounded by reporters, speaks to comfort women victims at a shelter in the outskirts of Seoul on Dec. 29, 2015, seeking their understanding on an agreement a day earlier with Japan on closing the issue regarding them once and for all. Japan admitted responsibility for the atrocities suffered by these women, sexually enslaved to serve Japanese soldiers during World War II, and pledged support fund for them as part of the agreement. Some of the victims, however, have rejected the accord and accused Seoul of colluding with Tokyo. (Yonhap)
    Gov’t seeks victims’ understanding over ‘comfort women’ deal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s No. 2 diplomat met with victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery Tuesday to seek their understanding over a controversial deal aimed at ending the two countries’ dispute over the crime. On Monday,...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Former South Korean sex slaves, who were forced to serve for the Japanese Army during World War II, wait for results of a meeting of South Korean and Japanese foreign ministers at the Nanumui Jip, The House of Sharing, in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers said Monday they had reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, a potentially dramatic breakthrough between the Northeast Asian neighbors and rivals. (Hong Ji-won/Yonhap via AP)
    Sex slavery deal draws backlash

    By Kim Se-jeong The landmark deal between Korea and Japan over the sexual slavery issue is triggering a backlash from civic groups and the victims of Japan’s wartime atrocities. On Monday, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • A South Korean bereaved family member of victims of World War II attends a rally demanding full compensation and apology from Japanese government in front of Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan will meet Monday to try to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    North Korea condemns South Korea-Japan deal on sex slaves

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea criticized South Korea Tuesday for reaching a deal with Japan over Tokyo’s wartime sex slavery, calling it a “humiliating agreement” that missed holding the Japanese state responsible for such atrocities. A day...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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    Former sex slaves show mixed reactions over S. Korea, Japan deal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Former South Korean sex slaves for Japan’s World War II soldiers showed mixed reactions Monday after Seoul and Tokyo reached a landmark deal on the issue. Lee Yong-soo, an 88-year-old former sex slave, expressed...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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