KPI fellow Simone Chun on Asia Pacific Forum: on military sexual slavery issue

KPI fellow Simone Chun on Asia Pacific Forum: on military sexual slavery issue

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“Amid the global panic over North Korea’s suspected nuclear developments, one issue that is lurking in the background is the legacy of World War II and the nationalistic tensions still overhanging Asia’s geopolitics. In the backdrop is the issue of the comfort women, the Korean victims of military sexual slavery who are still seeking justice 70 years later. Recently the governments of Japan and South Korea tried to put the issue to rest with a backdoor deal, but the survivor community is outraged at what they see as a deeply inadequate compensation plan intended to silence them.”
Simone Chun of the Korea Policy Institute discusses how the still unresolved struggles of South Korea’s comfort women play into the Pacific rim’s politics today.
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