Video Duration 24 minutes 05 seconds
South Koreans were forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers before and during World War II.
South Koreans are commemorating 30 years since they began their weekly protests against Japan’s wartime sex slavery scandal.
The protesters say they want a sincere apology and compensation for thousands of women who were victims of human and sex trafficking.
Seoul and Tokyo reached an agreement in 2015 and Japan agreed to pay nearly $ 9 million to victims and their families.
But last year, a South Korean court and the Ministry of Unification concluded that it was not enough – increasing tensions between the two nations
How does this affect the ties between Tokyo and Seoul?
Presenter: Kim Vinnell
Mallika Iyer – Asia Programs Coordination and Humanitarian Action Specialist at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Seijiro Takeshita – Professor of Management at Shizuoka University
Craig Mark – Professor of International Studies, Kyoritsu Women’s University
Se-Woong Koo – Korea Exposé Publisher, an independent media outlet