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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

Campus

Harvard Crimson: Students Protest Address by Japan PM. Abe Talks about Comfort Women

posted by Randall

Shinzo AbeStudents 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

Community Issues

Apr 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Pressure Mounts for Japanese Prime Minister Abe to Apologize to Comfort Women

Washington Post: Pressure Mounts for Japanese Prime Minister Abe to Apologize to Comfort Women

posted by Randall

Shinzo AbeThe upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reignited the debate in the United States over comfort women.

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

Community Issues

Oct 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Daily News: Comfort Women Story Becomes Permanent Fixture of Holcaust Center

Daily News: Comfort Women Story Becomes Permanent Fixture of Holcaust Center

posted by Randall

Comfort WomenOfficials 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

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