Thirty years ago, Takashi Uemura wrote a couple of articles that changed his life. His report for the Asahi Shimbun on a former Korean comfort woman included her claims that she had been forced to sexually service Japanese soldiers. More than two decades later, notable conservative commentators branded the report a fabrication. As the conservative backlash gathered in intensity in 2014, Uemura was harassed and lost several university teaching positions. His family received death threats on social media.