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Harvard Professor Sparks Outrage for Claiming Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Were Willingly Employed in Japan

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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.

K-Pop Idol Called a ‘Monster’ By Japanese Fans For Wearing Brand That Supports Comfort Women

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.

Korean ‘Comfort Woman’ Who Was Fo‌rc‌ed Into S‌‌e‌x S‌l‌a‌v‌er‌‌y at 14 Di‌e‌s at 92

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.

Japanese Right-Winger Sparks Protest After Kicking ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue in Taiwan

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.

Scholars Release New Footage of Korean Sex Slaves Massacred By Japanese Soldiers During WW2

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.

China’s Biggest Tech Company Sparks Outrage After Making Memes of WWII Sex Slaves

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.

Last ‘Comfort Woman’ in China Who Sued the Japanese Government Dies at Age 90

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.

South Korea Releases Rare Footage of Korean Sex Slaves of Japanese Soldiers in WWII

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.