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Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

By telling the story of the comfort women and identifying all responsible parties, a future world can be built where all women will experience dignity and respect.

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

A prevalent mindset existed, and is deeply rooted, among both the Japanese and American military that women were expected to provide sexual services to their soldiers.

The Unusual Case of Taiwan

The Unusual Case of Taiwan

Unlike Korea, Taiwan has built monuments to pay homage to Japan, honoring the contribution that Japan made to Taiwan during the colonial period, including comfort women.

Opposition to Comfort Women Memorials in the United States

Opposition to Comfort Women Memorials in the United States

Many suggest that Japanese crimes pale in comparison to Western imperialism which was not characterized by the progress and prosperity that Japanese colonialism produced.

The Competing Narratives of Statue Politics

The Competing Narratives of Statue Politics

Evidence is manifest that many tens of thousands of Korean women were deceptively recruited or forced into sexual servitude in the years leading up to and throughout WWII.

Introducing ‘Park Statue Politics’

Introducing ‘Park Statue Politics’

This book explains, critiques, and expands on the narratives regarding the memorials erected in the US to honor female victims of the comfort women system established by the Japanese military from 1937 to 1945.

Key Mileposts and Actors in Settling the Comfort Women Impasse

Key Mileposts and Actors in Settling the Comfort Women Impasse

Bilateral relations reached an impasse after the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in 2017, unsettling further progress with Japan.

A Unified Korea: Good for All (Except Japan)

A Unified Korea: Good for All (Except Japan)

If the Koreas gain greater harmony they may focus more overtly on Japan’s past deeds and its present ambitions, directly impacting upon Japan’s ‘middle power‘ status.

Establishing a Comfort Women Memorial in the US or Europe

Establishing a Comfort Women Memorial in the US or Europe

The US is culpable in this issue because of its use of the comfort women system and because of U.S. forces’ continued use of a prostitution network across Korea and Japan.

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

For decades, the comfort women remained in the shadows because of the deep shame and guilt that they felt as a result of their experiences at the hands of Imperial Japan during the Second World War.

The Origins and Implementation of the Comfort Women System

The Origins and Implementation of the Comfort Women System

A Korean woman or girl who responded to an ad for work rarely had any idea of what awaited her when she arrived at a military camp in the Pacific War theater.

The Pros and Cons of Comfort Women Park Statues

The Pros and Cons of Comfort Women Park Statues

At least a dozen memorials have been established in the United States with a few more remaining in mothballs, waiting for a home in a park or in some other venue.

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