Korean Comfort women testimonies have earned a significant amount of press in the past decade. An agreement was made between Japan and the United States back in 2015 on the subject. Its main aim was to resolve the issues surrounding the victims and what happened to them during the Second World War. These discussions were left open, and earlier this year in June, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan and his Japanese equivalent, Shinsuke Sugimaya discussed the details of the 2015 deal and concluded that the deal should be implemented in order to strengthen ties between the two countries. This was done ahead of a meeting to be held by the America’s President Donald Trump and Korean Principal Moon Jae-in in Washington, D.C.
The implementation has been accepted more by Japan than South Korea, however. The South Korean comfort women stories are still a sensitive issue, and according to … Read the rest