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Ex-wartime sex slaves sue South Korea over deal with Japan

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG

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It's not even about how much they suffered anymore, they just want as much money as they can possibly get. And when they're all gone, their families will want more.

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I thought this was resolved when Japan-South Korea reached an agreement.

I guess if you can't blame Japan anymore blame your own country.

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Before the war, the Japanese treated the Koreans and Taiwanese very well.

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These poor women are puppets in the hands of the Chon Dae Hyup. Just as earlier when Japan made payments they forced some women to refuse to accept it. The South Korean government has signed an agreement ending this issue irreversibly. The government will now crush this North Korea linked organization and take this issue out of their hands for good.

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So 4 out of 46 surviving ladies are refusing to accept the agreement. That leaves the majority, 40, decided to accept it. And yet, the writer only talks about the 4?

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The plaintiffs are each seeking 100 million won ($90,000) from the South Korean government, which they say failed to hold the Japanese government legally responsible when it agreed to the settlement in December

The lawsuit was submitted days after South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said surviving victims will each be eligible to receive around 100 million won from a foundation that will be funded by the Japanese government.

Many in South Korea believe the Seoul government settled for far too less in the sex slave deal

This is puzzling. Japanese government offered 100 million each through the Korean government. Many Koreans thought 100 million each was way too cheap. But, they demanded 100 million each from the Korean government. If they think 100 million is too cheap, why did not they sue for more than 100 million?

I and glad that Japanese government has not been dragged into the law suit, at least for now.

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It is time now to Shut up Now. Japan has paid up with Compensation. Was not this really about an Apology in the first incidence . Bad things happen in wars it is over till the next one so time to move on for all parties as any compensation will never pay back the suffering of these women as it was left too late for these peoples suffering over the years and sewer sides that since happened from the shame and brutality of it. If only 4 people don't accept it they should negotiate individual private settlements with no tell clauses, they could end up with nothing by going down this path of settlement.

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Ah, but, let's not forget there was another huge cash settlement paid by Japan many years ago that was not passed onto the survivors or their families. The South Korean government kept the money and spent it on infrastructure. This is what they should be suing their government for.

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If they want to sue SK government, they should do so not over the deal with J Govt . Over what really happended during Korean War and thereafter, which they are most likely the victims of

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Could it be that the women were deceived initially by Korean ponbiki?

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CH3CHO

This is puzzling. Japanese government offered 100 million each through the Korean government. Many Koreans thought 100 million each was way too cheap. But, they demanded 100 million each from the Korean government. If they think 100 million is too cheap, why did not they sue for more than 100 million?

That's exactly what I thought. How can there be an injury to adjudicate if you're seeking what's already being offered? To me, it sounds more like a protest against the Korean government settling with Japan than a legal issue that requires judicial review.

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I have respect for anyone that can't be bought, so it would have been better if money wasn't mentioned.

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Doesn't matter, this issue will never be resolved. Given the Korean psyche, their great-great grandchildren and Korean "activists" will carry on their grievances for many years to come.

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I think Japanese gov't should break this offer and spend money to Tohoku first. Forget Korea.

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