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The Continuing Issue of the Comfort Women

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, has stated opposition to the Korean president, Moon Jae-in’s proposal that their two countries revise a 2015 agreement between the two countries concerning comfort women testimonies. However, Abe does agree that the two countries need to meet to discuss a “future-oriented” relationship between their two countries. They did so during the recent Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The leaders of several other countries around the world were also present.

The question of the comfort women stories refers to the era of Japan’s colonization of Korea from 1910 to 1945. These were kidnapped women and girls who were forced to have sex with around 100 men every day. These females were often deprived of adequate food and water. During that time the Japanese forced many Korean women to serve their soldiers via prostitution. During World War II, many of these women were shipped off to the front lines to serve in brothels for the Japanese officers. In recent times these women have been called Korean comfort women.

South Korea’s renewal of this feud is considered very inopportune at this time with the imminent North Korea nuclear threat. In the 2015 agreement, Japan officially apologized to the South Korean comfort women and set up a 1 billion yen fund for those of them still living. However, in the instance, Japan also had some demands. They asked that all of South Korea’s statues commemorating “comfort women” be removed. Up to that time, South Korea had installed such statues in several countries around the world: the United States, Australia, and Germany.

South Korea is now coming to the conclusion that this was not enough. In the brief time since the 2015 agreement, the 46 surviving South Korean victims and still living victims from neighboring countries have staged protests. And they were not alone in protesting. Hundreds of South Koreans have joined in the protests and many more have expressed decided discontentment with the 2015 agreement. So the South Korean government put together a five-month investigative team to look into the 2015 agreement between Seoul and Tokyo.

The task force found that the former South Korean government, led by former President Park Geun-hye, had failed to fully take into consideration the opinions of the still living Korean comfort women. Thus, the recent demand to revisit the 2015 agreement. This information has been relayed to the world via Moon’s spokesperson, Kim Eui-kyeom. Via Eui-kyeom, Moon also told the world that he sincerely hopes Japan will work with him to heal these old wounds. But for his part, Abe has said the Japanese government will not budge on the issue “one millimeter.”

Not everyone prefers the euphemism, South Korean Comfort Women. Although South Korea and Japan are adamantly opposed to this issue, they are strongly united in attempting to get North Korea to back off of its nuclear and missile programs plan. In 2014 the U.N attempted to get this changed to “enforced sex slaves.” At the time of colonization, the Japanese called these women “ianfu.”… Read More

Pastor Chris Fortifying Teen Faith at the International Easter Youth Camp

The International Easter Youth Camp, which is being held from March 29 to April 5, is already making headlines, thanks to Chris Oyakhilome. It is promising to be an exciting event for those who attend and those who connect with the true meaning of Easter.

Some people know Chris Oyakhilome as a mild and devoted man who knows how to be a good friend, but most people know him as something more: a good pastor. Pastor Chris understands how important it is for people to form a relationship with the Lord, and he knows that it starts with children. Perhaps this is one reason he is hoping that children grow up knowing God’s love, and this camp is reaching towards that goal.

Pastor Chris believes that young people have a heart for God. He believes the almighty has placed a particular purpose inside their hearts. Of course, he knows that many people accomplish their dreams and that some of those people do not know God, which makes their dreams unfulfilled. People who achieve their life goals without knowledge of God likely feel a void that earthly things cannot fill. Pastor Chris does not want this for the kids that come to his Easter event. He knows all the engaging activities are made with the sole purpose of allowing attendees to truly connect with the Creator.

Getting understanding from the Lord provides true purpose, which is what Pastor Chris ultimately wants. The program has been happening every year and lasts for eight days. The young people who attend the event are between 13 to 21 years of age. The reason for this age group is Pastor Chris believes kids around this age group are more likely to be exposed to bad influences.

Parents may want to shield their children from this troubling world, but it is impossible to keep a watchful eye over kids their entire childhood. Sometimes, kids need to be taught how to fend off bad influences and how to do Spiritual battle. This is something that Pastor Chris is adamant about. People of faith should not be fearful but brave. This comes from the Lord, at least in Pastor Chris’ point of view. The pastor thinks he’s helped craft a very exciting, educating, and enlightening program. Those who attend the International Easter Youth Camp or the IEYC event are going to be lucky enough to meet Pastor Chris himself, which is something that has gotten many teenagers pretty excited.

One of the things that Pastor Chris is known for is helping people get closer to God. Some say that it is the pastor’s Spiritual gift because his power to propel people to the Highest Spirit is truly remarkable. Only a man of God and a man whose been anointed with the power can help others discover God’s plan for them. This is what he wishes to do for all the kids attending his camp because it is what God commands. Pastor Chris urges parents who really want their children to grow up with a real and unshakable connection to the Lord to consider having their kids attend because fortifying faith is part of what the pastor is going to focus on.

Those who are interested in attending that IEYC are going to have to send an email to the ieyc@globalyouthleadersforum.org. The spots could fill up quickly, so it is important that teens and parents consider signing up as soon as possible to secure a spot. This is an international event, meaning that deeply devoted teens are attending from all corners of the world.… Read More

Tune in to Pastor Chris LoveWorld USA TV on Verizon

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a spiritual leader of many worldwide and those who look up to him and his word. He is the President of the Believer’s LoveWorld Inc. and Christ Embassy. Pastor Chris was born in Edo State, Nigeria on December 7th, 1963, the eldest of two sons. He was married for 25 years until 2016 and has two children. The Nigerian Christian teacher, healer, and minister is a best-selling author and inspirational television host.

Through his voracious passion for spreading the word, Pastor Chris reaches people all over the world and brings them closer to God through his word and divine intervention. He has been doing so for more than 30 years, helping people by the millions to experience a purposeful and joyous life through Christ Jesus and the word of God.

The healing minister engages in numerous therapeutic and teaching crusades throughout the world such as the Night of Bliss and the Higher Life Conference. More than 3.5 million people crowded into such an event held in Nigeria in just one night to feel empowered by his word. Pastor Chris uses the meekest format to help the people of God recognize what they have in Christ Jesus. In addition to personal crusades, he also presides over a vast network of Believers’ LoveWorld Campus fellowships, and the Christ Embassy Churches, building faith and Christian relationships within the hears of millions of people. He has opened many to Christian realities and virtues by feeling the body of Christ within their hearts and souls.

Through his networks, on LoveWorld USA TV, “Pastor Chris Teaching” can reach many more people globally. Currently, his networks air in the UK, South-Africa, Nigeria and numerous other radio and television stations nationwide. His fantastic work can also be shared through various audio and video formats.

The latest news is that LoveWorld USA TV will be moving March 1st, 2018 to the Verizon network as another worldly medium to spread the word. If you love the teachings and healing power of Pastor Chris, you surely don’t want to miss his channel of Christian content that will be going to Verizon.

The LoveWorld USA TV will feature sermons, children’s programs, millennials and other Christian content. Of course, you will hear streams, features, words of wisdom and sermons by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Pastor Benny Hinn.

Many of your other favorite programs will also be aired on Verizon when LoveWorld USA TV the moves, including Jentezen Franklin, Kenneth Copeland, Karen Wheaton, Marilyn Hicky, and so many more. You can also stay updated on other changes through the KingsChat application. Through the Believers’ LoveWorld (BLW) content and events, the social media platform assists you in staying connected with other like-minded Christians.

You can stay fully connected heart and soul to God with the new LoveWorld USA TV channel that will be moving shortly to Verizon. Verizon is an American telecommunications company that is a solely owned subsidiary company of Verizon Communications. Among their various services, they offer wireless products and amenities. They are said to be the largest provider of wireless services throughout the United States.

Verizon will be a great TV medium for the Christ supporters and believers who are looking to hear the word and His message during times of leisure. The platform is an excellent choice for children as well. It is critical to get the youngsters exposed to Christ Jesus and God’s Word early on in life. The Verizon platform is exciting and fun. What a great way to bring church service and inspiration into your home! Be sure to switch over and tune in to the LoveWorld USA TV channel on Verizon starting on March 1st and be amazed at the programming while staying in tune to the word of God.… Read More

Japan Pleads with South Korea to Honor Comfort Women Agreement

On Tuesday, the Japanese government urged South Korea to live up to its promise of implementing the comfort women deal. This came about as South Korean’s new Foreign minister met with her Japanese counterpart in Tokyo during an official visit. The South Korean government has in the recent months raised questions with the deal hence making it one of the top agenda for their meeting including North Korea’s nuclear program. The comfort women testimonies have been heard throughout Asia for years.

The Tuesday meeting between the two foreign ministers comes amidst Moon’s visit to China a few days ago. During his visit, the South Korean president sought more cooperation with the Chinese government where he emphasized about reviewing the comfort women’s deal with Japan and the need to dialogue with North Korea about their nuclear program. His comments were received with suspicion amongst most politicians from Japan.

Kang Kyung-wha‘s two-day visit to Tokyo is viewed by many as a way of showing that South Korea has not completely taken sides with China. The two foreign ministers reiterated that their countries were working closely to monitor the situation in North Korea. Nonetheless, their efforts are being tainted by the Korean comfort women deal together with a plethora of issues surrounding Japan’s occupation of South Korean Peninsula between 1910 and 1945.

Is the Deal Workable ?

In 2015 Japan closed a deal with Park Geun-hye who was later impeached in a bid to try and amend a strained relationship between South Korea and Japan. There had been such efforts made earlier although they did not bear any meaningful results. In the deal with Park, Japan was to acknowledge the involvement of its military in prostitution business within the formerly occupied territory. Prime minister Abe even went ahead to issue an apology and a trust fund was also established to support the victims.

On her part, South Korea was to declare that the matter was resolved and it could no longer be reversed. The deal was supposed to bury the hatchet between the two neighbors and help them focus on building a prosperous future together. However, it did not take long before voices of opposition began to echo from South Korea. Most of the victims, as well as human rights groups, were not happy with the deal terming it a slap on their faces. They urged the South Korean government to renegotiate the deal so that all the victims together with their families are duly compensated and accorded respect by the Japanese government.

Although there have been a lot of pull and push between the two groups, there are hopes that the comfort women deal could soon be implemented in full. The official visit by the South Korean foreign minister on Tuesday is a clear indication that there is goodwill regarding the whole process. Doubts had been expressed by several countries such as the United States as to whether the deal would be implemented by South Korea considering the recent opposing remarks from various quarters.

Apparently, the South Korean ministry of foreign affairs has formed a task force which will review the terms in the comfort women deal and give recommendations. It is upon those recommendations that the South Korean government will make the final decision as to whether to modify and implement or to scrap the deal all together. The report is supposed to be published by December, 27th.

The Japanese government on its part says that they are hopeful that South Korea will put the interest of the region first and the importance of their relationship as they review the terms of the deal. Besides, the international community has also urged South Korea to ensure their relationship with Tokyo is not strained by the comfort women agreement.… Read More

4 Ways to Emotionally Connect with Your E-Commerce Customers

Unlike a local mom-and-pop shop, an e-commerce business does not have the opportunity to see its customers in person and make that connection face-to-face. When it comes to selling online, one of the most important parts is making sure you emotionally connect with your customers. If your company conducts business solely online, consider the following 4 ways you can better connect with consumers, win their business and gain loyal customers.

1. Create a Story

A great place to start is by offering the story of your brand. Let your customers see what your brand’s characteristics and values are. Share where it all got started, what your company’s approach to doing business is, and what it values most. Give your brand a voice. In humanizing your brand and revealing its purpose, you will generate positive emotions from current and potential customers.

2. Reveal Why Your Product is Remarkable

What makes your product special? Is there something unique about your process? A great way to make an emotional connection with your customers is to make them feel involved. Go beyond providing exceptional customer service and address the element that often gets overlooked. Point out what it is about your business, its products/services and culture that makes you stand out from your competitors.

3. Use Flashy Images and Videos

Taking advantage of images and videos is the perfect way to trigger the emotions of your customers. A great photo, for example, can lead to feelings of joy, sadness, fear and or love. An interesting video can capture consumers’ attention and lead to them to share it with friends and family. Ultimately, a photo or video can quickly put a face to the team behind your brand.

4. Touch on Consumer’s Need to Give Back

More than ever before, consumers are incredibly concerned with the social responsibility of companies. They want to know how the businesses they are giving their money to are giving back to their communities. If your brand supports a charity or is very active in your community, it will win the trust of consumers and generate positive emotions about your business.

Are you struggling to secure the resources you need to expand your business and fund your expansion efforts? E-commerce businesses are often considered too risky to work with, but not for high risk specialists. If your business is seeking such services (business funding options, payment processing, chargeback protection, etc.), consider what a high-risk merchant account could offer your business in flexibility.

Author Bio: Electronic payments expert, Blair Thomas, co-founded eMerchantBroker. His passions include producing music, and traveling to far off exotic places. eMerchantBroker is America’s No. 1 high risk merchant account company, serving both traditional and high-risk merchants.Read More

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