Author's Talk: The Way History Matters - The “Comfort Women” Disputes Between Japan and South Korea

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March 14, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies

We invite a recognized authority on a Japan-Korea relationship, Dr. Kan Kimura, a professor of Kobe University, to the exhibition of the 2018 AAS annual conference at Washington, D.C. and he is going to give a 30-minute lecture on the “comfort women” disputes between the two countries.

Why do the issues surrounding the “Comfort Women” remain unresolved? Why does the dispute between Japan and South Korea fail to move toward any resolution, and even continues to intensify, as time passes? A leading researcher on the political history of Japan-Korea relations explains the current situation in terms of the way the citizens of both countries nurture their different perspectives on modern history and represent themselves to the international community.

LECTURER: Dr. Kan Kimura (A professor of Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University)

DATE: Friday, March 23rd, 2018

TIME: 4:30pm-5:00pm 

PLACE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest DC

ROOM: Exhibit booth #326-327 at Exhibit Hall C

TARGET AUDIENCE: Librarians, scholars and students

LANGUAGE: Talk is given in English.

NOTE: This is a free of charge event but is given on a first-come first-served basis due to the maximum seat capacity of 10-15. 



Contact Info: 

Ryogo Watanabe (Japan Publications Trading Co, Ltd.)

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