All posts tagged "sex slavery"

  • (Korea Times / Park Sang-hyuk)
    LA City Council recognizes sex slavery victim’s effort to raise awareness

    LOS ANGELES — An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery received an award from the Los Angeles City Council in recognition of her efforts to raise international awareness about the atrocity. The council presented...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • A statue of a girl symbolizing a Korean sexual slavery victim in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. 
(Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk)
    Elderly sexual slavery victim to receive award from LA City Council

    LOS ANGELES (Yonhap) — An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery will receive an award from the Los Angeles City Council this week in recognition of her efforts to raise international awareness about the...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • comfort women
    Students stage surprise rally against Seoul-Tokyo deal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Dozens of college students have been taken to the police station Thursday after holding an unauthorized demonstration near Japan’s embassy in Seoul in protest of the two countries’ agreement on former sex slaves during...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Gil Won-ok, front, and Lee Yong-soo, two victims of sexual slavery by Japan during World War II, listen to a speaker during the weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. (Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk)
    Weekly ‘comfort women’ rally continues

    By Kim Se-jeong Chilly weather could not discourage angry former sex slaves and activists from criticizing the agreement between Korea and Japan over the sexual slavery issue. At least 600 people took part in the “Wednesday rally,”...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • 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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  • 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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