A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP

Harvard professor under fire for ‘negating’ Korean ‘comfort women’ forced to work as sex slaves in Japan army’s WWII brothels

  • J. Mark Ramseyer, 66, grew up in Japan and in 2018 was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for helping promote Japanese society and culture
  • His paper, which cited few Korean sources, claimed the ‘comfort women’ were willingly recruited. A students’ group has demanded an apology

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul in 2019 supporting ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Photo: AFP
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