Harvard Professor Sparks Outrage for Claiming Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Were Willingly Employed in Japan
A Harvard Law School professor has stoked controversy over claims that Imperial Japan had employed “comfort women” under contracts during World War II.
J. Mark Ramseyer, who teaches Japanese legal studies, argued that those women — most of whom were Korean — were recruited and not taken by force to become sex slaves, contrary to previous reports on the subject.
Member of K-pop duo TVXQ, Yunho, is being criticized by Japanese social media users after being photographed sporting a cap from a Korean brand that openly supports Korean wartime sex slaves from the Japanese colonial period.
Yunho was spotted wearing a Marymond hat at the airport heading back to Seoul, Korea following his overseas schedule in Japan.
A memorial dedicated to Korean women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II was recently vandalized in Glendale, California.
The Comfort Women Peace Monument, situated in Glendale Central Park, was smeared with an unknown substance, according to investigators. Several flower pots around the memorial were also shattered.
Kim Bok-Dong, a vocal “comfort woman” who gained international fame for her human rights activism and for raising awareness on sex slavery issues, has passed away at the age of 92.
The Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance announced that Kim, who was born in Yangsan, Gyeongnam, South Korea in March 1926, died in the hospital on January 28, Monday, while battling colorectal cancer.
A security camera footage of a Japanese right-winger kicking a memorial statue for “comfort women” in Taiwan outraged locals and ignited a protest on Monday.
Around 100 protesters consisting of members of the Tainan City Women’s Human Rights Equality Promotion Association and other activists assembled outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei to demand an apology from Japan.
A team of scholars went public on Tuesday with a video depicting the mass murder of Korean sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II.
The 19 second clip, taken on September 13, 1944, provides video evidence that the Japanese military shot and killed 30 Korean girls forced into sexual slavery as “comfort women” in the western Chinese city of Tengchong, near Myanmar.
The South Korean parliament passed a bill declaring August 14 as the day to commemorate Korean women who were forced into sexual enslavement by the Japanese military during World War II.
Of the 213 members present in the National Assembly, 205 voted in favor of the bill on Friday; the rest abstained.
A social media platform owned by Tencent, China’s largest social network and online entertainment firm, has drawn public outrage after creating memes based on World War II sex slaves.
The platform, Qzone, made stills from “Twenty Two,” a popular documentary film that featured 22 surviving Chinese “comfort women” who had been forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during the Second World War.
China’s last surviving “comfort woman” who sued the Japanese government for her sexual enslavement during the second world war has passed away on Saturday.
Without ever achieving justice for the crimes committed against her and thousands of other Chinese victims of the Imperial Japanese Army, Huang Youliang died in her home in the village of Yidui in Hainan, China, SCMP reports. She was 90 years old.
After an extensive search of the U.S. National Archives, the South Korean government has released a rare 18-second clip of what is believed to be the first ever video of South Korean women used as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II.
Researchers, funded by the Korean government, underwent a two-year search of the U.S. National Archives to unearth the clip, according to AsAmNews.
Park Sook-yi, a former “comfort woman” — a euphemism for military sex slaves during World War II in Japan — passed away at the age of 94, South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said on Wednesday.
Sook-yi’s final words before she passed away were “Please bury me under the ‘Statue of Peace’,” according to AllKPop.