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June 14, 2021   On June 7, the Seoul Central District Court made a just ruling on wartime Korean workers in Japan. It turned down a lawsuit in which 85 plaintiffs including former such workers sough...

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May 24, 2021   South Korea under President Moon Jae In has rejected value-oriented diplomacy. A U.S.-South Korea summit on May 21 led me to conclude so. Refraining from criticizing China by name ...

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May 19, 2021   In the previous “Speaking Out” column dated May 17, I pointed out that discussions on a revision to Japan’s Immigration Control Act over the treatment of those avoiding deportation (f...

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May 17, 2021   At Japan’s parliament, ruling and opposition parties have been fiercely confronting with each other on a revision to the Immigration Control Act that sets rules on the treatment of fo...

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April 27, 2021   On April 27, the Japanese government made important cabinet decisions on comfort women and wartime Korean workers issues. It concluded the word “wartime comfort women” as inappropri...

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April 12, 2021   On April 7, mayoral by-elections took place in Seoul and Busan to elect new mayors to serve the remaining one year of the term after sexual harassment scandals forced the Busan mayo...

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March 5, 2021   Harvard Law School Professor J. Mark Ramseyer’s paper titled “Contracting for sex in the Pacific War” has been criticized. The paper has been released in the Internet edition of th...

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March 1, 2021   Is South Korea being drawn by China to return to a continental power? Since its founding, South Korea, as a liberal democratic nation, has enhanced national security with its milit...

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January 18, 2021   In the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea convened its eighth congress January 5 through 12. WPK Chairman Kim Jong Un read the party’s activit...

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January 12, 2021   Another awful court ruling has come in South Korea. On January 8, the Seoul District Court ordered Japan to pay 100 million won (about $90,000) to each of 12 former comfort wome...

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