Despite continued protest from Japan, the City of San Francisco officially accepted the Comfort Women Statue this week, reported the BBC.
Mayor Ed Lee signed the paperwork the same week the City of Osaka in Japan officially broke its sister city relationship with the city by the Bay in protest.… Read more
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
By Ed Diokno
Hundreds of Thai women were offered a chance at the American dream, instead they lived a nightmare as “sex slaves” in a human trafficking ring exposed and busted by a multi-agency investigation that netted 17 arrests, according to an indictment unsealed this … Read more
Representative Mike Honda (D-San Jose) is urging Japan to apologize for the atrocities done to the comfort women during World War II, reports the Global Post.
“It is time for the Japanese government to make a comprehensive apology and redress the grievances sought by the hundreds of thousands of women who were victimized under … Read more
Opposition from Japan has successfully blocked a decision from the City Council in Buena Park near Anaheim about whether to build a memorial to comfort women, reports the Arirang News.
A vote had been scheduled for this week but was delayed when the Council received a letter of protest from Consul General Jun … Read more
A Senate panel in the New Jersey legislature has passed a resolution in support of the comfort women fight for reparations from the Japanese government, reports North Jersey.com.
The women mostly from Korea but also from China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma and other Japanese-occupied territories were enslaved in World War II … Read more
The condemnation against Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is mounting in the wake of comments he made that the sexual enslavement of women by the Japanese military during World War II was necessary.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may be the reason his counterpart in Osaka cancelled a planned visit to the United States, according to the Japan Times.
Lee sent a message to Osaka warning Mayor Toru Hashimoto that he would not be welcomed in San Francisco due to his remarks that it was necessary for … Read more
The Japanese government has successfully held up the dedication of a memorial plaque in Hackensack, New Jersey to commemorate the 200,000 mostly Korean and Chinese women held as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, reports AP
The town of Palisades Park, New Jersey just outside New York resisted pressure from the … Read more