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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Yong-soo with a statue symbolizing "comfort women" at the Seoul Comfort Women Memorial
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 9, 2023
No appeal by Japan after 'comfort women' ruling: South Korea
The ruling ordered Tokyo to pay around 200 million won ($152,000) to each of the Korean complainants.
Yoko Kamikawa
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Kamikawa conveys ‘comfort women’ stance to South Korean envoy
Kamikawa urged Seoul to "immediately take appropriate measures" to rectify the situation.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi pose for a photo ahead of trilateral talks in Busan, South Korea, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Japan, South Korea and China seek leaders' summit at 'earliest' time
The talks were seen as a steppingstone toward reviving the three-way summit, but progress on hammering out a specific date appeared elusive.
A statue symbolizing "comfort women" — those who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II — in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
South Korean court rules in favor of former 'comfort women'
The Seoul High Court overturned a 2021 lower court ruling that dismissed the case on the grounds that South Korea has no jurisdiction over the case.
A Filipino woman looks at pictures of fellow wartime survivors of sexual servitude at a resource center, in Quezon city, Manila, in August 2015.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 25, 2023
For Filipino wartime rape survivors, a last hope for reparations
For the few remaining elderly survivors, the reparations demand issued by a U.N. committee earlier this year is realistically their last hope.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2023
South Korean president's office defends his viral Japan comments
South Korea"s Yoon Suk-yeol was in hot water after comments he made about former colonial power Japan not needing to "kneel down" to improve ties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 6, 2023
Japan-South Korea talks fail to inspire hope of breakthrough
Senior diplomats from Japan and South Korea make limited progress in wartime labor talks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 15, 2022
Japanese photographer blows whistle on treatment of ‘comfort women’
The 51-year-old photographer from Japan finds himself at the center of a current scandal about the treatment of the women, more than three-quarters of a century after the end of WWII.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 19, 2022
Kishida meets top South Korean diplomat, but improved ties remain elusive
Despite strained ties in recent years, Park Jinu2019s visit offered a rare chance for Tokyo and Seoul to make headway on the wartime labor issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 16, 2022
New South Korean envoy arrives in Japan with mission to improve ties
Fluent in Japanese, new Ambassador to Japan Yun Duk-min is a foreign policy expert who obtained his doctoral degree from Japan's Keio University.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
May 13, 2022
A new president, a new opportunity for Japan-South Korea relations
Signs are encouraging for Tokyo. Throughout the presidential campaign, Yoon Suk-yeol criticized sitting President Moon Jae-in for letting Japan-South Korea relations deteriorate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2022
Japanese PM asked German leader for help in removing 'comfort women' statue
The request was made when Kishida and Scholz met in Tokyo in late April, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2022
Japanese foreign minister in South Korea for Yoon's inauguration
Attention is focused on whether Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi's visit can help improve soured bilateral ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2022
South Korea's next top diplomat says 2015 'comfort women' pact with Japan is official
The current Moon Jae-in government that came into office in 2017 had described it as "seriously flawed," after which bilateral ties sank to the lowest point in years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2022
Art event featuring 'comfort woman' statue opens in Tokyo
A controversial art exhibition finally kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday after being postponed for about 10 months due to protests by right-wing activists.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2022
Japan rejects South Korean protest over school textbooks' descriptions
Relations between Tokyo and Seoul remain frosty over a group of islets controlled by South Korea but claimed by Japan, and issues related to World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2022
Art event featuring 'comfort women' statue to be held in Tokyo in April
The exhibition, which features a statue symbolizing women who were forced or coerced into Japan's wartime brothel system, will be held from April 2 to 5 in the city of Kunitachi.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 28, 2022
South Korea's ruling party presidential candidate 'ready' for talks with Japan
Lee Jae-myung said it is important to improve ties between South Korea and Japan for not only the people of the two countries but also for the peace and stability of the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2021
Kishida says no plans to review Japan's 1993 'comfort women' apology
The remarks by Kishida, who took office in October, came amid soured relations between Japan and South Korea over wartime issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2021
Man arrested for threatening organizer of Tokyo art event featuring 'comfort women' statue
The man is suspected of sending a threatening email to one of the organizers of the "Non-Freedom of Expression Exhibition," which was scheduled to run from late June to early July.

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