There was no forced labor. South Koreans volunteered to go to the Japanese home islands in droves for better pay and plentiful job opportunities.
The failure to listen to island residents and experts with contradicting views contributes to one-sided reporting that perpetuates falsehoods and damages bilateral relations.
A revealing look at cultural, national, and international obstacles facing Japan-Korea relations and the attempts to bring home North Korea’s Japanese abductees.
Far from being dragged into forced labor, wartime workers from the Korean Peninsula were paid the same as the Japanese, with bonuses and contract renewal incentives.
Asking for international cooperation to get back its citizens who were abducted by North Korea. Japan should first show its firm stand on other human rights...
This incident represents the second infringement on academic freedom this year in the debate about the history of wartime comfort women.
Pointing out two glaring false narratives by foreign countries, the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals will ask the Kishida administration to emphasize public relations for historical...
Overseas attackers use the comfort women as cover for their campaigns against academic freedom. They do not care about the comfort women themselves.
A healthy debate is needed to set back on track what Asahi Shimbun ruined with its concocted report on comfort women in 1991.
Criminal charges are filed against a sociology professor for his class discussion about the Japanese colonial period and its effect on South Korea’s development.
Constitutional revision would mean waking up, when the Japanese put under a spell by the American Occupation still prefer to slumber in their defeat.
JINF’s 2021 Kokkiken award goes to American author Toshi Yoshihara, with special Kokkiken Awards to two South Korean researchers, for helping Japan and the world better...