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Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women' See in context

Christopher Glen

Now if the money had come directly from them - this issue would've been long since laid to rest

This was because Japanese government feared that direct payment might undermine 1965 treaty.

Anyway, You are right at this point above.

I think if there are possibilities of reconciliation between Korea and Japan, Japan should directly pay compensation.

But if Korean goverment would not admit '200,000-sex-slaves story is not true', Japan would never go forward into any reconciliation.

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Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women' See in context

I am Japanese and I think Japan should apologize and end of story everybody moves on with their lives. I cannot understand why it is so hard to say I am sorry.

Because it's a lie. "200 thousands comfort women" is a lie. If it is not a lie, it would be easy for Japanese to apologize.

I agree with you that Japan should made more apology speeches as to it actually did in the past. For example, invasion into China and several actual sex slave cases (which are acknowledged in Japanese courts and others). But Korean government demand is a different thing.

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Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women' See in context

>The important thing is that the remaining survivors know they were sex slaves, >and that is what really counts, so apologize to them already and move on before they are all dead.

Do you really thing Koreans were only survivers? (That's funny) Actually there are also many Japanese survivors. Some might themselves comfort women, some were users. They know comfort women were prostitutes as a matter of system. That's why Japanese can not accept Korean's lie. It was proven by U.S. army official reports and the report of task force for U.S. congress that comfort women were prostitutes as a matter of system.

http://www.archives.gov/iwg/reports/final-report-2007.pdf http://www.exordio.com/1939-1945/codex/Documentos/report-49-USA-orig.html http://koreanhistorytranslations.blogspot.jp/

Japanese feel sorry to several comfort women who were actually sex slaves. That's why Japanese establish Asian Women's Fund and compensated applicants. But Korean government allured Korean comfort women not to apply the Fund.

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Posted in: South Korea protests women's figure skating result See in context

Kim Yuna was more beautiful than Sotonikowa. But Kim's program was much much easier than other skaters.

Sotonikowa made more jump than Kim. Sotonikowa's combination jump included triple jump although Kim Yuna did not. Therefore, Sotonikowa got much more basic points than Kim, which was very objective. Kim Yuna was the best 'artist', but not the best 'athlete'.

Although Sotonikowa's points are a little bit too much, I think Sotonikowa was right gold medalist.

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