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Political Apology 2.0:  Japan says Sorry to ‘Comfort Women’ (Again)

Political Apology 2.0: Japan says Sorry to ‘Comfort Women’ (Again)

Grievously wounded subjects are not easily healed and it would be naïve to assume that victims of state aggression will be able to put the past behind them.

How can we face the past seriously? A Comment on the ‘Comfort Women’-Agreement

How can we face the past seriously? A Comment on the ‘Comfort Women’-Agreement

The Japanese government has forced the South Korean government to take responsibility for the situation by repeating almost the same ritual apologies made in the 1990s.

A Sorry State of Affairs

Last year, the U.S. House International Relations Committee voted to approve a resolution describing Turkey’s mass killing of Armenians as a genocide. The move sparked a furor from people concerned that pressuring Turkey was politically unwise, raising the question of whether or not it makes sense for national governments to be in the business of pressuring other countries to acknowledge human rights abuses.

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