Schoolgirls take part in protests in Seoul demanding an apology from Japan for sexual violence perpetrated during the second world war. Photo: Reuters

Shared pain of war and colonisation does little to heal Korea's bitter divisions

Donald Kirk sees no sign of a breakthrough in North-South relations, despite efforts to bridge the gap, as they separately mark their liberation from colonial rule

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Schoolgirls take part in protests in Seoul demanding an apology from Japan for sexual violence perpetrated during the second world war. Photo: Reuters
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