Dr Lee Wooyoun discusses the best seller "Anti-Japan Tribalism" highly acclaimed for its academic rigor, the reaction of Korean leftists, and the Korean public.
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.
Focusing on a South Korean student group involved in the comfort women demonstrations helps illustrate North Korea's influence behind this issue.
"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.
In "Comfort Women: The North Korean Connection," Waseda U's Tetsuo Arima and Harvard Law's J Mark Ramseyer expose how Pyongyang is driving the historical lie.
"The statue does not symbolize peace, and its erection will further aggravate the conflict," says Lee Wooyeon of the Naksungdae Institute of Economic Research.
“The statues have nothing to do with peace," explained South Korean scholar Lee Wooyoun, "and erecting them makes the bilateral problem worse and worse."
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.
There was no forced labor. South Koreans volunteered to go to the Japanese home islands in droves for better pay and plentiful job opportunities.
A revealing look at cultural, national, and international obstacles facing Japan-Korea relations and the attempts to bring home North Korea’s Japanese abductees.
This incident represents the second infringement on academic freedom this year in the debate about the history of wartime comfort women.