Apparently the US Congress is about to pass a resolution denouncing Japan's use of comfort women during WWII and demanding that the Japanese government issue an apology for this. While I am glad that this issue has gained publicity in the US, I'm not quite sure if the US should be passing a resolution regarding this matter. Why and should the US be issuing decrees to other sovereign nations to apologize for their actions? The Japanese government, I believe, needs to apologize for what it did to those women during the war, but it is something that needs to come from within, not imposed from without.
And what moral legitimacy does the US have to pass such a resolution? None. Our "imperialistic" history is pretty dirty as well and if we're going to tell other sovereign nations to issue apologies, we should be the first to take that step and set the example.
On another note, historical dramas--especially those regarding early Korean history--have become even more popular in Korea and are causing quite a stir in China. This article mentions "Jumong" (set during the founding of the Koguryo Kingdom and one of the biggest hit dramas last year in Korea) and how Chinese bloggers are accusing Koreans of trying to rewrite history like the Japanese. I found this to be a rather interesting accusation and it goes to show how something that happened thousands of years ago can affect present-day relations.