Analysis & Comment

Letting Asia's bygones be bygones

One of the most poignant moments in my professional career came when I dropped in at the House of Sharing in Gwangju city, an hour’s journey from Seoul, to meet a few of the surviving “comfort women” of South Korea.

There were fewer than half a dozen or so at the home, all tended to with a love and care denied to them during the years that Imperial Japan’s occupying forces abducted them, just before and during World War II, for sexual slavery.

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