All posts tagged "sex slavery"

  • Lee Sang-deok (L), Seoul's chief delegate to the talks on Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, enters a conference room at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on March 16, 2015. At right is his Japanese counterpart, Junichi Ihara. The sides are seeking to improve their icy ties as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of their bilateral relations. The year also marks the 70th anniversary of Seoul's liberation from Tokyo's colonial rule in 1945. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, Japan to hold sex slavery talks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan were to hold talks on Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II on Monday as the two historical rivals make efforts to improve their strained ties in...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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    [The New York Times] Japan’s Historical Blinders

     At a time when constructive relations between Japan and South Korea are more important than ever to Asian security, the two countries, allies of the United States, have been unable to put a...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Keiichi Tadaki, left, former Japanese Prosecutor-General, announces the results of a re-examination on the Kono Statement at the Government Complex in Tokyo, Friday. Sitting next to him is Nobukatsu Kanehara, assistant chief cabinet secretary.  (Yonhap)
    Korea voices deep regret over Japan’s review of sex slavery apology

    SEOUL/TOKYO (Yonhap) — South Korea on Friday expressed deep regret over Japan’s review of its 1993 statement acknowledging its wartime sexual enslavement of women, saying the results could undermine the credibility of the apology. A team of...

    • Posted June 20, 2014
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  • China presses Japan on wartime sex slavery issue

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — China called on Japan Tuesday to resolve long-running grievances regarding Asian women forced to serve as sexual slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, calling the wartime sexual enslavement a “terrible crime...

    • Posted June 3, 2014
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  • Japanese foreign ministry director general Junichi Ihara leaves the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul after holding the first talks on the comfort women issue between South Korea and Japan on April 16, 2014. / Yonhap
    S. Korea, Japan agree to hold regular talks on sex slavery

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan agreed Wednesday to hold regular director general-level talks on the Japanese imperial army’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II in their first meeting on the contentious diplomatic...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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    Korea raises sex slavery issue at UN

    By Kang Seung-woo Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se urged Japan, Wednesday, to take responsibility for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II and make sincere efforts to resolve the matter. In a keynote speech to...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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