August 08, 2020

Unresolved issues haunt Comfort Women agreement
Survivors of Japanese sex slavery outraged, while experts doubt prospects for Japan-SK rapproachment

Last week’s agreement between South Korea and Japan on compensating survivors of the Comfort Women system has been hailed as a diplomatic triumph, a way to mend Seoul-Tokyo ties while addressing the claims of the surviving victims.

Doubts have since emerged as to whether it will succeed in doing either, however.