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5 members of S Korean 'comfort women' foundation to step down

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Comfort Women foundation is in the process of dissolution ahead of Moon administration's official termination of the Comfort Women Agreement and the resumption of a full scale diplomatic war against Japan.

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"Of the 47 former comfort women who were still alive when the agreement was reached, 36 of them or their bereaved families have received or indicated their intent to receive the funds."

Proof that reneging on the 2015 Agreement is not about the surviving Comfort Women themselves, but a purely political issue. The Chong Dae Hyup and affiliated activist groups effectively control South Korean politics with the goal of breaking the US-SK-JPN alliance.

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OssanJapan

"The Chong Dae Hyup and affiliated activist groups effectively control South Korean politics with the goal of breaking the US-SK-JPN alliance."

And Abe san is making that possible by refusing to apologize before comfort women and admit that the Imperial Japanese military ordered the forced conscription of comfort women.

If Abe san apologized on his knees and his head down on the floor before comfort women, then there is no chance Chong Dae Hyup would gain its voice.

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That’s actually a very good idea, Samit Basij, IMHO, but it would be seen as his personal feelings being expressed, like Hakuho shouting Banzai, and therefore not a true expression of the voice of the organization.

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Why should descendants receive benefits?

More like a money-grap using the older generation.

Not the 1st time that I head children and even grand-children wanting compensation.

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Samit BasuToday 11:05 am JST

OssanJapan

"The Chong Dae Hyup and affiliated activist groups effectively control South Korean politics with the goal of breaking the US-SK-JPN alliance."

And Abe san is making that possible by refusing to apologize before comfort women and admit that the Imperial Japanese military ordered the forced conscription of comfort women.

Please, no more repeating false information.

Abe has already apologized and Japan has fulfilled it's part of the agreement. Most of the women have accepted the compensation. He has already obviously admitted to the existence of the CW System and has taken responsibility for it as proven by the existetce of the agreement.

"In fact, the majority of surviving Korean comfort women accepted the 2015 deal and agreed to accept Japanese governmental compensation that was paid in 2016."

"Although the deal offered activists what they had long demanded – a prime-ministerial apology and official compensation – Korean activists and some former comfort women were angry that they had not been consulted, and claimed that Abe – who did not personally meet any of the women – was “insincere,“ or that his apology was not legally binding."

www.atimes.com/article/probe-casts-shadow-comfort-women-deal/

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In 2015 a bilateral agreement negotiated by the foreign ministries and leaders of Japan and South Korea resolved to “finally and irreversibly” bring the longstanding comfort women issue to an end. Met with widespread international acclaim by nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, the agreement had three key pillars. First, Japan would sincerely apologize for its wartime conduct relating to the comfort women. Second, Japan would pay 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) to a foundation to be established by South Korea to benefit former comfort women. And third, South Korea would strive to resolve the issue of a comfort women statue erected in front of the Embassy of Japan in Seoul.

While Japan has fulfilled its obligations under the first two pillars, with the Japanese Prime Minister apologizing and the promised Japanese funds having been paid, South Korea has done little or nothing to address Japan’s concerns in terms of the embassy statue in Seoul. Furthermore, a year after the signing of the agreement, an additional statue was installed in front of the Consulate of Japan in Busan. Both statues are now the focus of regular anti-Japanese demonstrations and, thereby, constitute clear violations of Article 22 the 1961 Vienna Convention, which obligates a host country to protect a foreign diplomatic mission against any “disturbance of the peace” or “impairment of its dignity.”

https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/japan-must-not-renegotiate-the-comfort-women-agreement/

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It might be disconcerting for some here to know that the offspring of certain 'comfort women' are surely of Japanese descent......

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Be fair and return back the money

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Japan has already paid over 800 Million USD to South Korea alone for WWII. This is rediculous, the South Korean Government just wants more money to embezzle.

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The term comfort women is a tragic misnomer. The Vietnamese Philippine and Korean female victims of organized Japanese kidnapping rapes forced sexual slavery violent physical abuse and murder should be referred to as female victims of Japanese sexual war crimes.

The crimes extend to Thailand Burma Laos Cambodia China and many pacific nations beyond Korea.

Despicable and disgraceful horror unparalleled in human history. The sexual gulags were orchestrated by the highest levels of the Japanese imperial government and endorsed by the military hierarchy.

The savagery and diabolic horrifying crimes perpetrated by Japanese must be punished and reparations of hundreds of billions of dollars must be paid to the victims families and nations.

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