It's not like this hasn't been known about for a long time, yet
A recent academic journal article by the professor — in which he described as “prostitutes” the Korean and other women forced to serve Japan’s troops — prompted an outcry in South Korea and among scholars in the United States.
And note this bullshit from the Times: ...traumas that the region’s conservative patriarchal cultures had long downplayed.
As I recall, Korea and China and others have raised hell about this bit of history more than once, yet they throw this in? What the hell?