Discussion: Can Japan and South Korea move beyond history?

In a milestone agreement, Japan and South Korea have reached a settlement on the long-running dispute over wartime sex slaves. Known by the euphemism ‘comfort women’, these victims of war are set to receive compensation from Tokyo, along with an official apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Will it be enough to help the two nations move beyond their troubled past? Yang Xiyu from the China Institute of International Studies, Takesato Watanabe of Doshisha University, Katherine Moon from the Brookings Institution, and Former Taiwan legislator Joanna Lei debate what this latest development could mean for relations between the regional neighbors.

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