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April Comfort Women Korea-Japan Negotiations, Possibly Last Hope of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

Elizabeth Na April 21, 2014

On April 16th, in order to discuss the controversial issue of the Korean women made “Comfort Women “during the Japanese Occupation, a meeting between the directors of the Korean and Japanese Ministries of Foreign Affairs was held. The Korean terms of negotiations were that the Japanese government should acknowledge their crimes, and make official apologies… Continue Reading »

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Comfort Women Issue Should Be Resolved by the UN

Sang Kyul Park August 4, 2012

On 24th July, the five year anniversary of the adoption of a resolution about comfort women by the Japanese Army in the Visitor Center of the House of Commons was celebrated. Bill Pascrell, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, claimed that comfort women is not a problem only between Korea and Japan and must… Continue Reading »

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South Korea Considers Dropping Term “Comfort Women” in Official Documents

Haena Lee July 19, 2012

Comfort Women Memorial in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul In a parliamentary session last Friday, Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan stated his ministry was “willing to consider” dropping the term “comfort women” and changing it to “sex slaves” in official English-language documents.  The issue of “comfort women”, a particularly sensitive subject in Korean-Japanese history, was… Continue Reading »

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The House of Memory, Commemoration, and Healing

Min Hyeong Ki July 2, 2012

A museum, ‘The House of Memory, Commemoration, and Healing: REVISION’ in Sungsandong, Seoul opened for everyone on May 5th. The museum is constructed for Korean Comfort Women who were enslaved for sexual purposes by Japanese soldiers during World War II. The museum was originally planned to be built at Independence Park in the Seodaemoon,district in… Continue Reading »

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Former UN Special Rapporteur to meet South Korean Minister regarding Comfort Women Issue

Soo Yon Suh February 20, 2012

In amidst the recent South Korean Constitutional Court ruling that the failure to act by the South Korean government regarding comfort women, over 200,000 Asian women, majority Korean, who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II,  was deemed unconstitutional the South Korean ministry released that the Foreign Minister, Kim Sung-hwan,… Continue Reading »

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Weekly News Brief, Sept 4 ~ Sept 10 South Korean Human Rights

Dustin Cole September 14, 2011

The City Assembly of Incheon Tries to Enact “The Charter on Teachers’ Rights” Sept. 7, 2011 Sodam Kim Since the adoption of the Seoul Charter of Student Rights, anxiety toward the harm of the rights of the teachers has been increasing. Many people were concerned because they thought that students would ignore teachers who lost… Continue Reading »

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