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Will so-called comfort women get any compensation? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera, 06 Jan 2022
South Koreans are marking 30 years since they began weekly protests against Japan's wartime sex slavery scandal.
The protesters say they want a sincere apology and compensation for thousands of women who were victims of human and sex trafficking.
Seoul and Tokyo reached an agreement in 2015 and Japan agreed to pay almost 9 million dollars to victims and their families.
But last year, a South Korean court and the Unification Ministry concluded it was not enough - increasing tensions between the two nations
How's this affecting ties between Tokyo and Seoul?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell

Mallika Iyer, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management at University of Shizuoka
Craig Mark, Professor of International Studies, Kyoritsu Women's University
Se-Woong Koo, Publisher of Korea Exposé, an independent media outlet
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