The State Board of Education in California Thursday passed the first update to the framework on teaching history and social science in the state since 1996, reports Ed Source.
The vote settled disagreements on the teaching of comfort women, Muslims and Hindus.
Indian Americans were particularly vocal. They bombarded the Board with 10,000 emails and … Read more
UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
The … Read more
A resolution putting the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in support of a memorial to comfort women appears headed for passage.
Rafu Shimpo reports the resolution by Eric Mar has eight sponsors on the 11 member board.
Such memorials have been erected in other cities in the United States. … Read more
Asian American Life
Human trafficking and sexual slavery by the Japanese military may seem like a page straight out of the history books, but it’s a painful reality for 53 Korean women who say they are living proof that these war crimes did exist. These women, now in their 80’s … Read more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reached out to the Japanese American community in Los Angeles Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.
He visited the Go For Broke monument which is dedicated to Japanese Americans who fought in World War II.
He also stopped by the Japanese American National Museum and met with community members … Read more
Students at Harvard staged a silent protest of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday, reports the Harvard Crimson.
While not talking about the protestors directly, Abe did not ignore their concern about the sexual slavery of comfort women by the Imperial Army during World War II.
“When it comes to the comfort women issue, … Read more
Rep Mike Honda (D-Ca) and Rep Grace Meng (D-NY) have sent a letter to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States calling on Abe to use his visit next week to “lay the foundation for … Read more
Officials at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives in New York announced Thursday the story of the comfort women will become part of its permanent exhibit, reports the Daily News.
“For more than 75 years, the comfort women of Korea have lived in the shadows of history,” said Arthur Flug, executive director of the … Read more