About a century ago, Asian and South Korean comfort women were taken into sex slavery during World War 2, by the Japanese Imperial Army. Comfort women is a translation from a Japanese term meaning a prostitute. Young women from countries under Japanese rulership were abducted from their homes or were lured with promises of work. Once taken, the women were imprisoned in a comfort station closest to them. The number of women that were abducted is still questioned, with numbers ranging between 20,000 and 410,000 women. The issue of the comfort women has been debated since the end of the war and still continues.
With a lack of formal agreement and changing political figures, history is still not resolved. On December 28, 2015, the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea reached a consensus on the comfort women case. The Japanese minister, Fumio Kishida, officially confirmed the existence of crimes … Read more