May 20, 2016

South Korean hibakusha urge Obama to apologize in Hiroshima

South Korean survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to apologize for the suffering caused by that “horrific crime” against humanity when he makes his historic visit to the Japanese city later this month. In a letter addressed ...

Feb 27, 2014

60 out of 207 South Korean sex slaves took atonement pay

Only about 30 percent of former South Korean wartime sex slaves have accepted atonement money from a private Japanese fund, the fund’s former executive director said Thursday, revealing the exact number of beneficiaries. Haruki Wada, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, said the ...

Apr 10, 2013

Ministry mulled South damages

The Finance Ministry in 1962 considered allowing South Korean individuals to seek damages for World War II-linked suffering during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, according to diplomatic records disclosed recently, a civic group said Monday. The records were among classified documents on ...