1998: Japan court dismisses claims from Korean “comfort women”

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 A Japanese court dismisses claims from Korean “comfort women” for an official apology and compensation, saying that even though the women had suffered greatly, the Japanese government was under no legal obligation to provide either an apology or compensation.

To: 
South Korea
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1998
Footnote: 
Okada, Taihei. “Translations: The ‘Comfort Women’ Case.” 8 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y. 63. January, 1999; Totsuka, Etsuro. “Translations: Commentary on a Victory for ‘Comfort Women.’” 8 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y. 47. January, 1999.