futsanglung Post time 2015-12-28 19:41:13

Comfort Women agreement reached

This post was edited by futsanglung at 2015-12-28 19:44

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/405F/production/_87397461_gettyimages-496585252.jpgActivists for comfort women erected a statue of a girl which they call a 'peace monument' outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul in 2011Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle the issue of "comfort women" forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two, in their first such deal since 1965.Japan has apologised and will pay 1bn yen ($8.3m, £5.6m) - the amount South Korea asked for - to fund victims.The issue has been the key cause for strained ties. South Korea has demanded stronger apologies and compensation.Only 46 former "comfort women" are still alive in South Korea.The announcement came after Japan's foreign minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Seoul for discussions with his counterpart Yun Byung-se, following moves to speed up talks.Up to 200,000 women were estimated to have been forced to be sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during WW2, many of them Korean. Other women came from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.Japan-South Korea's 'comfort women' deal


[*]Japan will give 1bn yen to a fund for the elderly comfort women, which the South Korean government will administer
[*]The money also comes with an apology by Japan's prime minister and the acceptance of "deep responsibility" for the issue
[*]South Korea says it will consider the matter resolved "finally and irreversibly" if Japan fulfils its promises
[*]South Korea will also look into removing a statue symbolising comfort women, which activists erected outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul in 2011
[*]Both sides have agreed to refrain from criticising each other on this issue in the international community.
[*]After the meeting Mr Kishida told reporters that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered a heartfelt apology.
[*]"Prime Minister Abe expresses anew his most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women," Mr Kishida said.The wording of the deal does not explicitly state that the "comfort women" will receive direct compensation, but states that the fund will provide "support" and bankroll "projects for recovering the honour and dignity and healing the psychological wounds".Some former "comfort women", such as Lee Yong-soo, have taken issue with this.The 88-year-old told the BBC: "I wonder whether the talks took place with the victims really in mind. We're not after the money. If the Japanese committed their sins, they should offer direct official government compensation."http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/A48C/production/_86442124_gettyimages-494870714.jpg
[*]Lee Yong-soo (centre) has taken part in protests outside the Japanese embassy in SeoulAnother former "comfort woman", 88-year-old Yoo Hee-nam, said: "If I look back on my life, we've lived a life deprived of our basic rights as human beings. So I can't be fully satisfied""But we've been waiting all this time for the South Korean government to resolve the issue legally. As the government worked hard to settle deal before the turn of the year, I'd like to follow the governmants lead.



futsanglung Post time 2015-12-28 19:45:29

These things that happened in the war were terrible but it is nice to see things moving on, hopefully China and Japan can reach agreement on such matters soon

JFenix Post time 2015-12-29 01:57:39

futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-28 19:45 static/image/common/back.gif
These things that happened in the war were terrible but it is nice to see things moving on, hopefull ...

If that is your only take away from this than I'm afraid the lesson has not be learned.

This is just a symptom of a bigger problem:  Male entitlement to sex.

There would of never of been 'comfort women' or any prostitutes in the world for that matter if it were not for this male privilege to sex.

For too many sex is something a woman has that they give to men.

This needs to change.

Sex should be looked at as an activity you do with your partner.

Not a favor you want them to do for you.

But something you BOTH WANT and enjoy.

futsanglung Post time 2015-12-29 02:27:17

JFenix Post time: 2015-12-29 01:57 static/image/common/back.gif
If that is your only take away from this than I'm afraid the lesson has not be learned.

This is j ...

Again you get on your hobby horse and go off on a rant.

My point is that WWII finished 80 years ago, many bad things happened that should not have happened, moving on with apologies is a great way to go. Life needs to go on and hating people because of what their grandfathers did is not the way to go.

JFenix Post time 2015-12-29 02:34:40

futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-29 02:27 static/image/common/back.gif
Again you get on your hobby horse and go off on a rant.

My point is that WWII finished 80 years a ...

So just move on and not learn anything.

If you do not learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

ISIS is doing the same damn thing as the japanese now.

futsanglung Post time 2015-12-29 02:38:35

JFenix Post time: 2015-12-29 02:34 static/image/common/back.gif
So just move on and not learn anything.

If you do not learn from the past, we are doomed to repea ...

Why are you trying to corrupt a thread to suit your own motives?

This has nothing to do with IS, the fact that Japan has said sorry and has not done it since leads most people to believe that lessons have been learned.

JFenix Post time 2015-12-29 02:39:49

futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-29 02:38 static/image/common/back.gif
Why are you trying to corrupt a thread to suit your own motives?

This has nothing to do with IS,  ...

What it has to do with is male entitlement to sex.
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