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Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Regarding the Japanese Self-Defense’s unwavering stance on hoisting the flag of the rising sun during an upcoming international naval review to be held in Jeju, participants at the weekly “Wednesday Demonstration” also criticized the decision. The civic group “Justice for the Comfort Women,” which held the 1,355th weekly Wednesday [...]

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Two South Korean college students will set out on a trans-American bicycle ride this week, seeking to boost global awareness of Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The students — 25-year-old Baek Hyun-jae and 22-year-old Lee Ho-jun — recently arrived in [...]

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — New research shows that Korean comfort women, victims of Japanese colonial rule, are still suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder 70 years after their ordeal. Professor So-young Irene Lee of Soonchunhyang University Hospital, who led a team of researchers, revealed the results of the study in the April edition of [...]

Japan Rejects Calls to Teach About ‘Comfort Women’ in School Textbooks

Japan Rejects Calls to Teach About ‘Comfort Women’ in School Textbooks

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has rejected calls from South Korea to include content related to so-called ‘comfort women’ in school textbooks. The request from Seoul to include information about comfort women in government-approved public education guidelines was met with a cold shoulder, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported earlier this week. The South Korean delegation [...]

Moon Calls Out Japan, Says Comfort Women Issue Not Settled

Moon Calls Out Japan, Says Comfort Women Issue Not Settled

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite repeated statements made by the governments of both South Korea and Japan declaring their intention to build a future-oriented relationship, conflicting views on previously arranged reparations for comfort women are continuing to be a point of contention. In his commemorative speech on March 1, the 99th anniversary marking [...]

Japanese School Trips to South Korea Drop Drastically

Japanese School Trips to South Korea Drop Drastically

TOKYO, Japan 29 (Korea Bizwire) – In the past 10 years, the number of Japanese high school students who have visited South Korea on school trips has dropped precipitously, with one cause believed to be the complicated relations between the neighboring countries.  According to reporting by Mainichi Shimbun, 3,246 Japanese youngsters came to South Korea [...]