Participants sit on 300 chairs placed at Gwanghwamun Square in a performance themed 'A Promise Inscribed on an Empty Chair' after finishing this year's final weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, calling for Japan's apology for its army's sexual enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Korean women during World War II. Such victims are euphemistically called 'comfort women.' Photo: EPA

Japan must confront its sordid history

A task force has found that a deal struck by South Korea and Japan over women forced by the imperial Japanese army into sexual slavery had been rushed and did not adequately reflect the views of the victims. There will be no reconciliation between Japan and its neighbours until this issue is adequately addressed

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Participants sit on 300 chairs placed at Gwanghwamun Square in a performance themed 'A Promise Inscribed on an Empty Chair' after finishing this year's final weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, calling for Japan's apology for its army's sexual enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Korean women during World War II. Such victims are euphemistically called 'comfort women.' Photo: EPA
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