October 20, 2012

Why Korea Must Forgive Japan

Jason Lim, Korea Times

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When the first Korean comfort woman spoke out about her story in the early 1990’s, soon followed by other brave women, the world was shocked, sympathetic, and pushed Japan to own up to its past and apologize. This worked to a certain extent. It even led to the passage of a non-binding resolution in July 2007 in the U.S. House of Representatives saying the “Government of Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner for its Imperial Armed Force's coercion of young women into sexual slavery.”

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