Published: Apr 22, 2021
A South Korean court dismissed a lawsuit against Japan to compensate women forced to work in its World War II-era front-line brothels, a boost for Tokyo amid a series of Korean court rulings awarding damages that sent relations plummeting between the U.S. allies.
Published: Dec 30, 2017
The issue of South Korea’s former “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery for Japan’s wartime army during its colonial domination of Korea has come to the spotlight with the release of a panel report on negotiations leading up to a deal with Japan on the matter.
Published: Jan 08, 2016
Japan has agreed to pay 1 billion yen (Bt307 billion) to help the Republic of Korea set up a fund to support Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army before and during World War II, in order to settle the “comfort women” issue.
Published: Jul 31, 2015
The fact that Japan's honour has been unfairly tarnished cannot be overlooked. Strategically strengthening the government's ability to convey its message abroad is a vital task to ensure factual errors are precisely corrected.