The Japan Times
| by Jeff Kingston

Walter Hatch, associate professor of government, commented in a March 4 Japan Times article about a recent ruling in the Seoul Central District Court that “partially affirmed the claims of Korean women who had been sex workers in ‘camp towns’ adjacent to U.S. military bases in the 1960s and ’70s.” The ruling “exposes the hypocrisy of Seoul in advancing the claim that Japan was uniquely horrible in its treatment of comfort women during World War II,” said Hatch, who is the director of the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

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