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The Forced Labor Row Dividing Japan and South Korea

The forced labor row currently affecting South Korea and Japan was technically solved in 1965 with the treaty on Bilateral Relations. This treaty aimed...

The Controversy over K-Pop and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

A member of the famous K-Pop band “BTS” was internationally ridiculed for wearing an insensitive shirt that depicted the bombing of Nagasaki during WWII....

A Statement Against the Indictment of Professor Park Yu-ha

The following text is a document containing the statement against the indictment of Dr. Park Yuha by the South Korean high court system. The...

Uncomfortable Realities of South Korean Democracy

Comfort Women, a lurking source of tension in East Asia, delves deeper into an issue of oppressor and oppressed into a darker side of...

What is the “House of Sharing”?

Located about an hour out of Seoul is the House of Sharing. This is an interesting nursing home, as it houses elderly former comfort...

Why is ROK Considering Renegotiating 2015 Comfort Women Agreement?

In 2015, Japan and South Korea came to a bilateral agreement regarding the wartime use of comfort women from the Korean peninsula. This deal,...

Role of the European University Association in Protecting Academic Freedom

The European University Association (EAU) is tasked with protecting academic freedom in universities within member states of the EU. What is the European University Association? The...

The Threat to Academic Freedom in Hungary

Hungarian Universities are under immense pressure from the government to suspend certain areas of study. Cases such as that of Hungary is seemingly unprecedented...

Who Was Emperor Hirohito?

Emperor Hirohito was the Emperor of Japan during World War II. His role in the Empire was profound, as he oversaw post-war reconstruction efforts...

The Delegitimization of Comfort Women through Movies and Media

Comfort women or those who served in Japanese brothels throughout World War II are being delegitimized by popular culture and media sources. Movies, romance...
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