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Chinese American

Comfort Women Memorial Unveiled in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Comfort Women Statue SF

“Halmuni” (Grandmother) Lee Yongsoo, a survivor who spoke at the ceremony, with a statue of Kim Haksun, the first woman to come out publicly about being a former sex slave. Photo by Kevin Lee

A woman forced into a brothel during WWII by the Japanese Imperial Army embraced a new statue to spread her story … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Students Bike Across America in honor of Comfort Women

posted by Randall

Bike across America Ha Joo Young (left) and Jo Yong Jo (right)

Joo Young (left) and Jo Yong Jo (right)


 
Two students from South Korea are biking from Los Angeles to New York to bring awareness to the story of comfort women-mostly Korean women held as sexual slaves by members of the Japanese military during World War II.
 
Jo Yong Jo and Ha Joo Young … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rare Footage of Comfort Women Surfaces

Rare Footage of Comfort Women Surfaces

posted by Randall

Comfort Women video

The South Korean government has released what is believed to be the first film ever of Korean sex slaves for the Japanese military, reports Reuters.

The 18 second clip is believed to be from a film taken in 1944 by an American soldier in China’s Yunnan province. It was uncovered during a two … Read more

Campus

New Guidelines Shape the Teaching about Comfort Women, Hindus & Muslims in California

posted by Randall

Education & Asian AmericansThe 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

Filipino American

Jun 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Story of the ‘Comfort Women’ of the Philippines Is Waiting to Be Told

The Story of the ‘Comfort Women’ of the Philippines Is Waiting to Be Told

posted by Randall
author M. Evelina Galang with three of her "lolas.

Photo courtesy of M. Evelina Galang
Filipino/American author M. Evelina Galang with three of her “lolas.”
 

By Ed Diokno
The existence of the “comfort women” of Korea and China came to light to Americans in the last couple of years, but the horrible acts committed by men during wartime was not limited to those countries. … Read more

Campus

May 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

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

Community Issues

Dec 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Japan – South Korea Reach Landmark Agreement on Comfort Women

Washington Post: Japan – South Korea Reach Landmark Agreement on Comfort Women

posted by Randall

Abe Shinzo with his wife at Andrews Air Force Base in 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo with his wife at Andrews Air Force Base in 2015


 
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could put the comfort women controversy to rest after so many years?
 
That day may finally have arrived.
 
The Washington Post reports South Korea and Japan have reached a settlement over … Read more

Community Issues

Rafu Shimpo: San Francisco Board of Supervisors Considers Comfort Women Memorial

posted by Randall
Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CA

Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CA

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

Community Issues

May 4, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Comfort Women Seeking Justice & An Apology

Comfort Women Seeking Justice & An Apology

posted by Randall

Comfort womenBy Minnie Roh

Reporter

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

Community Issues

May 2, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese PM Abe Reaches Out to Japanese Americans. Hints at Full Statement on Wartime Atrocities

Japanese PM Abe Reaches Out to Japanese Americans. Hints at Full Statement on Wartime Atrocities

posted by Randall

Shinzo Abe with President ObamaJapanese 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

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