"Trostfrauen", Wiedergutmachung und Menschenrechte
2017: Tillerson tells Japan and Korea...
"Trostfrauen", "Comfort Women"
Quelle: The Japan Times, 25.3.2017
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Tillerson tells ‘frenemies’ Japan and South Korea to heal ‘comfort women’ rift
BY JEFF KINGSTON
"... Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Tillerson suggested that Japan and South Korea adhere to the 2015 agreement on the wartime “comfort women.” Significantly, Japan has withdrawn its ambassador from South Korea over the placement of bronze statues of a young comfort woman near its embassy in Seoul and consulate in Busan. There are actually three dozen more statues and memorials around South Korea that have been installed by various groups since the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery placed one outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Dec. 14, 2011. This commemorated the 1,000th rally by comfort women survivors held there weekly since 1992.
Critics of the Seoul and Busan statues argue they violate the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, but that is a big stretch. The Seoul statue radiates serenity and doesn’t disturb the peace or impair the dignity of the Japanese Embassy, even if it represents a memory that is awkward for some Japanese. ..."