Story of a Wartime Sex Slave
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The survivors of the Japanese wartime sex slave camp (“Comfort Women”) have been demanding that the Japanese government fully acknowledge the crime.
South Korea and Japan made an agreement on “Comfort Women” on Dec. 28th, 2015. While mainstream media praised the deal as a“step forward” for a better Japanese and Korean relationship, many South Koreans are furious about agreement. Since the Agreement is “final and irreversible,” the Japanese government is not responsible for Comfort Women from now on, legally or morally. Survivors of the “Comfort Women” refused to accept the deal.
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Both countries said the agreement would resolve the issue “finally and irreversibly”, adding that they would refrain from making critical remarks on the subject at the United Nations and in other international forums. (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/28/japan-to-say-sorry-to-south-korea-in-deal-to-end-dispute-over-wartime-sex-slaves )
Calling the agreement “an historic milestone” and “a step in the right direction” towards restoring the dignity and honor of the women, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) said in a statement that he was hopeful, but the agreement was “far from perfect.” “I am deeply disappointed this agreement lacks a commitment by Japan to ensure they will no longer whitewash history and [will] educate future generations,” Honda said in a statement. (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/asian-american-leaders-respond-japan-south-korea-agreement-regarding-comfort-n487401 )
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan: Critics reject the landmark deal as political expediency that does not adequately address the victims’ concerns. (http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/south-koreas-comfort-women-reject-deal-with-japan/)
Amnesty International: “Comfort women” deal must not deny survivors justice” (http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/comfort-women-deal-must-not-deny-survivors-justice)