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.
While American elites grandstand about the comfort women, free and open academic inquiry on East Asian history elsewhere is uncovering the uncomfortable truths.
The facts of the comfort women history are sometimes uncomfortable, which makes the issue all the more deserving of free and open academic inquiry.
Few historical subjects have encountered such resistance to academic inquiry and free speech as the comfort women issue. As we report, that is finally changing.
South Korea has had tortured relations with Pyongyang and Tokyo. The author discusses them and offers suggestions on some complex factors behind the problem.
The comfort women myth has already deeply wounded Japan-South Korea relations. Is the latest breakthrough enough to promote a resolution in this history war?
"Now, anyone who spends thirty minutes skimming the internet will discover that there's a real debate" about the comfort women issue ー Dr J Mark Ramseyer.
Using Twitter and other social media, emotional attackers sought to cancel a Harvard Professor's article on the comfort women issue, but documentation won out.
Facts and painstaking scholarly work helped Professor J Mark Ramseyer overcome ignorance and hate to overturn a popular fiction on the comfort women debate.
Hata provides an objective dissent on orthodox views of comfort women in Korea while also acknowledging the poverty that plagued many Chosun women victims.
The End Comfort Women Fraud group says the statue and textual inscription of the “Statue of Peace” run counter to the historical evidence and mislead viewers.
Payment terms were better for wartime comfort women than for prewar prostitutes … We should also consider that the American and German military ran comfort stations...