The author analyzes how poverty was at the root of the comfort women issue and explains why resolving the diplomatic issue requires acknowledging this fact.
South Korea's government needs to investigate the truth as chroniclers continue irresponsibly perpetuating the comfort women issue by reciting the folklore.
The court ignored the facts, previous settlements, and international law as it sought to bypass the Seoul government to punish Japan in the comfort women saga.
The controversial South Korean court decision on comfort women has angered Japan's Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, who is on her way to Busan this weekend.
If those who promote the comfort women issue want the statues to symbolize peace, then remove the divisive inscriptions and let them be universal symbols.
Longtime scholar of Korean Peninsula issues, Professor Tsutomu Nishioka analyzes the challenges and progress in relations between Japan and South Korea.
When Professor Ramseyer wrote a response to his critics, it was met with defeated silence — a stark contrast to the storm of criticism his first...
Scholars and activists from Japan and South Korea held a joint symposium to review the evidence and expose falsehoods spread globally about the comfort women.
Finding many contradictions in the stories of the comfort women, Kim Byungheon and colleagues are traversing South Korea to correct the historical record.
Despite efforts to silence them, scholars are increasingly embracing open academic inquiry into the comfort women issue to hear more sides of the argument.
Bilateral relations are better, but the comfort women issue remains divisive within and between Japan and South Korea. Allowing open debate is the way forward.
While American elites grandstand about the comfort women, free and open academic inquiry on East Asian history elsewhere is uncovering the uncomfortable truths.