Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kumagai Naoko: The Comfort Women

Subtitle: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives

This book clarifies the issue of the comfort women with a comprehensive discussion of the main points of contention, addressing Japan’s wartime and postwar responsibility, patterns of military prostitution and sexual violence in Japan and other countries, retributive and restorative justice in ethics and law, women’s rights and individual compensation in law and politics, the representation of victims’ voices, the meaning of reconciliation, the role of national identity in reflecting the past, and Japan-Korea relations.

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