Japan and South Korea Efforts in Supporting Comfort Women

The comfort woman issue has brought differences between South Korea and Japan governments. The problem that led to disagreement involved acknowledging Japanese responsibilities for forcing women to give sexual pleasures to the military in imperial Japan. Abe Shinzo and Park Geun-hye signed a contract to solve the comfort woman issue.

The decision made followed countless consultations between the governments under the intense media scrutiny. Prime Minister Abe of Japan passed his apologies to people who suffered psychological and physical wounds as comfort women. He stated how the dignity and honor of many women were lost in the hands of Japanese military. Abe promises that his government will take the responsibilities and support the injured. Japan will donate 1 billion yen to fund a foundation for the Korean comfort women.

Japan and South Korea agreed that the contract was irreversible … Read more