A South Korean protester wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kneels in mock apology in front of the ‘comfort women’ statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. The statue symbolises the women who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during the second world war. Photo: AFP

Can Korea handle the truth about Japan’s 'comfort women'?

As a stalemate emerges in the countries’ dispute over wartime sex slaves, Seoul’s refusal to hear dissenting views must shoulder some of the blame for the deadlock

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A South Korean protester wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kneels in mock apology in front of the ‘comfort women’ statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. The statue symbolises the women who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during the second world war. Photo: AFP
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