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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...

The Treaty of Shimonoseki

The Treaty of Shimonoseki was the document that officially ended the First Sino-Japanese war. This document relinquished all Chinese claims to Korea, which subsequently...

Korean Hypocrisy – Encouragement of Military Prostitution

South Korea routinely encourages prostitution around military bases for economic gain. Although prostitution in South Korea is technically illegal, the Korea Women’s Development Institute...

Life for Comfort Women in Comfort Stations

Dr. Park Yu Ha’s book describes the conditions of life in comfort stations. An online digital museum dedicated to preserving the memory of former...
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