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Regarding the Sept. 30 Kyodo article “Seoul urged to nix slave monument“: The South Korean government should go ahead with the memorial to the “comfort women.” It is clear that the Japanese government is hoping that the issue will die off along with the remaining handful of elderly Korean women. This memorial may be the only poignant and lasting way of reminding the Japanese of their obligation to be transparent, to apologize and to compensate.

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laura holland

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