All posts tagged "comfort women"

  • 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)
    Experts divided over assessment of Seoul-Tokyo deal on sex slavery

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean experts showed mixed reactions Monday to an agreement by Seoul and Tokyo to resolve the issue of Japan’s wartime sex slavery, saying that improvement of their frayed ties hinges on how to...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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    China hopes S. Korea, Japan to improve ties after deal on wartime sex slaves

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — China said Monday it hopes South Korea-Japan ties will improve after Seoul and Tokyo reached a landmark deal on the issue of Korean women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese army during World...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, is shown the way by South Korean President Park Geun-hye prior to a meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan 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. (Chun Jean-hwan/Newsis via AP)
    Park calls for fresh ties with Japan over landmark deal on comfort women

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye expressed hope Monday that South Korea and Japan will build confidence and start bilateral relations anew based on a landmark deal on the comfort women. South Korea and Japan “should turn...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, right, shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida after their joint press conference at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers said 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. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    South Korea, Japan settle deal on wartime Korean sex slaves

    The deal, which included an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) aid fund from Tokyo for the elderly former sex slaves, could reverse decades of animosity and mistrust between...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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    S. Korea rejects Abe’s demand to remove sex slave statue

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea on Thursday dismissed a news report saying that Japan’s premier had suggested the removal of a statue symbolizing South Korean victims of Tokyo’s sex slavery as a precondition for resolving the so-called...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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    Toronto gets comfort woman statue

    The third comfort women Korean girl statue in North America will be installed in Toronto, Canada. According to the city of Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a replica of the statue — which stands in Glendale,...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • Japanese protesters stand around a comfort women memorial near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Japan steps up demand for removal of comfort woman statue

    By Yi Whan-woo A statue of a Korean girl located across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul is emerging as a new bone of contention because Tokyo is demanding its removal, as it symbolizes Japan’s...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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