6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement

Panneerselvam, Prakash and Puthanveedu, Sandhya (2016) 6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement. The Diplomat, 6 May 2016.

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Abstract: Lacking formal implementation and combined with changing political tides, the comfort women issue will drag on. On December 28th 2015, the foreign minister of Japan and Republic of Korea reached an agreement on the”comfort women” issue, supposedly bringing an end to a decades-old bilateral issue. In his statement, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida formally agrees that atrocities were committed with the “involvement” of the Japanese Imperial army and acknowledges the resulting dishonor to Korean women. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his “most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences.” Japan also agreed to a one-time contribution of 1 billion yen ($9 million) to a foundation to be established by the South Korean government to provide support for the former comfort women. In return, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se promised to put the whole matter to rest and agreed to find an amicable solution concerning the removal of a comfort women statue in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > Security Studies
School of Conflict and Security Studies > Security Studies
Divisions: Schools > Conflict and Security Studies
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 06:30
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:30
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1076

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