Argumentative Essay On Comfort Women

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During WWII, it was believed that many women under the colonial rule of the Empire of Japan were forced to serve as ‘comfort women’. Comfort women were used to relieve combat stress and raise the morale of the imperial troops, while not actively engaged in combat in Korea and China. Although in today’s society these women no longer exist. However, remnants of pain, suffering and cries for reparations are being demanded to be paid by Japan. In the article (Park urges Japan to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue while aging victims still alive, The Japan Times) Korean President Park Geun-hye asks Japan to ease the suffering of those affected as quickly as possible in hopes to restore what dignity and honor they have left. Seeing how many of them are…show more content…
The author also leaves the reader with the knowledge that both leaders of Korea and Japan have yet to meet in a face to face meeting since both of them took office, along with a tension between the countries over territorial disputes. Showing that conflict between the two is not restricted to just the comfort women. It was fascinating enough to learn this topic was still in a heated debate between Japan and Korea. Although it’s been over 50 years since the treaty was made, Korea has been actively fighting the injustices those poor women was put through. Another outstanding fact was that the Korean’s celebrate their 96th anniversary of their revolt against the Japanese imperials. And it was also a hard to believe that a modernized nation like Japan is refusing to acknowledge the claims to still be valid. Another key issue that stood out was Japan twisting and shaping history to avoid the subject altogether. Anyone can pick up this article and find it quite informative. The verbiage and the language of the article is clear, concise and easy to follow. Giving a very smooth reading for the
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