The Japanese army sexually abused some 200,000 South Korean women and girls during the war.
There may have been as many as 200,000 Korean victims.
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Now that a Trump presidency will become a reality, America's longtime allies in Asia are facing difficult questions about whether they can truly rely on Washington's commitments.
“We need to understand their place in history," says writer M. Evelina Galang. "We need to make sure it never happens again."
Regrettably, North Korea appears determined to exacerbate tensions and increase mistrust between two of America's most important allies in Asia.
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Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.
Predictably, not everyone liked the result. The comfort women in particular and nationalists on both sides found the agreement
Japan must do more to counter false histories. This issue will never be closed if school textbooks and official memorials continue to misrepresent the truth. Too often, Abe's government has ignored or enabled the spread of dangerous narratives about the country's past -- narratives that continue to drive tension today. He must back efforts to continue educating his constituents on the facts. South Korea, for its part, also has more work to do pitching its citizens on the agreement.