FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 3 (2016)   

Cause for cautious optimism:
Japan and South Korea reach significant yet fragile agreement over comfort women issue

Published 1.2.2016

Bart Gaens
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Japan and South Korea seem willing to bury the hatchet over wartime abuses of Korean women. There are still several points of disagreement, but both countries want to push the issue aside in order to cooperate on more pressing security challenges.