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Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation in S Korea formally closed

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Please implement the agreement. It's the decision of your county's resume even if your former president is in jail, isn't it?

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I don't know how long one should pay compensation for the atrocities committed during war time. We are never allowed to forget the holocaust . Yet atrocities that happened in peace time, for example slavery and segregation no one has ever been punished for that or had continuous compensation. I'm not belittling these atrocities just want to know if all should be treated in the same way

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Good news!

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They don't accept apologies and they don't want money... what DO they want?

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Most victims and many families had compensation money given by Japan. However S Korea closed the foundation arbitrarily with Japan's consent. That's also why Japan can't trust this country.

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correction:

 However S Korea closed the foundation arbitrarily withOUT Japan's consent. That's also why Japan can't trust this country.

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Something tells me that none of the remaining 5 million dollars will ever see its way to the victims... Nor will it be "refunded" back to Japan.

SK, stop playing these retarded, old, pathetic games. Move on!

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Bully people with Japanese money. Sad.

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Yet atrocities that happened in peace time, for example slavery and segregation no one has ever been punished for that or had continuous compensation. 

I politely beg to differ. That bad word "quotas" for: college admissions, college scholarships and grants, public company hiring, Federal and State government hiring, etc. etc. etc. All this for people who never experienced the segregation or slavery but benefit immensely from it from ancestors they never knew. It never ends.

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time to stop being petulant and move on, Korea....

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This article just referred to the imprisonment and rape of women as ''The dispute over the compensation for wartime work..'', come'on... the problem is being reported, why can't peoole see it. People who have been injured want to be seen. This is not a labor dispute.

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This article just referred to the imprisonment and rape of women as ''The dispute over the compensation for wartime work..''

The "compensation for wartime work" was in reference to a separate matter from the issue of sexual slavery. Read the final two paragraphs.

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Of course the anti-Japan crowd would want this whole matter to be closed, dissolved, buried a 1000 feet deep, and erased from the history books.

Never mind those women who took the compensation.

This does NOT fit with the narrative by the anti-Japan crowd that Japan has 'never' apologized or compensated the victims of its wartime and colonial past.

Truly, truly ironic that the anti-Japan crowd engage in the very tactics they accuse Japan of engaging in, whitewashing history.

Grow up!

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Well, the Korean government took Japan's money, gave some out to those who asked for it or didn't die in the meantime, greased the pockets of the "employees" of the "fund" with a generous severance and won't return a single cent to the Japanese government. And people wonder why Japan won't deal with south korea.

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I politely beg to differ. That bad word "quotas" for: college admissions, college scholarships and grants, public company hiring, Federal and State government hiring, etc. etc. etc. All this for people who never experienced the segregation or slavery but benefit immensely from it from ancestors they never knew. It never ends.

You seem to assume that before 'quotas' those who were hired were qualified, were capable of doing the job.

There may not be signs saying coloreds and whites anymore, but segregation still exists all over the USA, you just need to open your eyes and your mind a little

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Funny no one mentioned so far, at the same time as dissolving the fund for "finally and irreversibly"

settling the issue without Japan's consent, SK government is proposing to Japan setting up another fund to settle another issue. And even making it a condition for bilateral talk to solve the issue.

How could anyone blame Japan for judging this helpless neighbor untrustworthy.

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@showchinmono

SK government is proposing to Japan setting up another fund to settle another issue.

Major differences.

-Comfort women's compensation fund was 100% funded by Japanese government, holding Japanese government liable.

-Forced laborer compensation fund has 0% Japanese government fund, it would seek funding only from both Japanese and Korean private businesses.

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