Aug 13, 2014

Philippine top court ends 'comfort women' group's legal battle

The Philippines’ highest tribunal ended a legal battle by a group of Filipino wartime sex slaves on Tuesday to compel the country’s government to support their demand for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government before international tribunals. Theodore Te, a spokesman for ...

Aug 6, 2014

U.S. officials met with comfort women representatives

A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said Tuesday its officials met last week with two representatives of Korean women who were forced to work at wartime Japanese military brothels. “At their request, two members of the House of Sharing met State Department officials ...

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Aug 5, 2014

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Union City in New Jersey on Monday unveiled a monument dedicated to the “comfort women” who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers in the wartime. The monument, set up in Liberty Plaza in the city not far from New York, is ...

Aug 4, 2014

South Korea to issue 'comfort women' white paper in 2015

South Korea’s Gender Equality and Family Ministry will issue a white paper on the wartime “comfort women” around the end of 2015 and distribute it worldwide, it said Sunday. In the report, the ministry will refer to documents and studies on Japan’s wartime prostitution ...