Timothy Webster, professor of transnational law and director of Asian legal studies at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Experts say the U.S. should also be actively involved in coming up with a solution to the impasse over the forced labor cases between South Korea and Japan because of the central role it played in how Japan’s conduct was dealt with after the war’s end.© Los Angeles Times
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I don’t think Japan made sufficient atonement after the war or was required to make those kinds of reparations ... because the U.S. saw Japan as a bulwark against communism. It might’ve been great for U.S. geopolitics, but it obscured suffering of millions of Koreans and millions of Chinese.
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