All posts tagged "comfort women"

  • (Korea Times / Park Sang-hyuk)
    LA City Council recognizes sex slavery victim’s effort to raise awareness

    LOS ANGELES — An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery received an award from the Los Angeles City Council in recognition of her efforts to raise international awareness about the atrocity. The council presented...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • A statue of a girl symbolizing a Korean sexual slavery victim in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. 
(Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk)
    Elderly sexual slavery victim to receive award from LA City Council

    LOS ANGELES (Yonhap) — An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery will receive an award from the Los Angeles City Council this week in recognition of her efforts to raise international awareness about the...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • South Korean moviegoers buy tickets for "Spirits' Homecoming" at a local cinema in Seoul on Feb. 24, 2016. (Yonhap)
    Film about ‘comfort women’ tops daily box office

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A local movie that depicts the difficult life of Koreans forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II snatched the top spot at the box office on Wednesday, data...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Park Yu-ha
    Author’s wages to be garnished to compensate ‘comfort women’

    By Lee Kyung-min Professor Park Yu-ha’s wages will be partly seized starting this month after a district court accepted a request from former sex slaves for compensation for defamation. On Tuesday, the Seoul Western District Court ordered...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Park Yu-ha
    Author ordered to compensate comfort women

    By Lee Kyung-min A district court ordered Park Yu-ha, 59, the writer of the controversial book “Comfort Women of the Empire,” to pay 90 million won (About $74,000) in compensation to nine survivors of sexual slavery under...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • comfort women
    Students stage surprise rally against Seoul-Tokyo deal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Dozens of college students have been taken to the police station Thursday after holding an unauthorized demonstration near Japan’s embassy in Seoul in protest of the two countries’ agreement on former sex slaves during...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Gil Won-ok, front, and Lee Yong-soo, two victims of sexual slavery by Japan during World War II, listen to a speaker during the weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. (Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk)
    Weekly ‘comfort women’ rally continues

    By Kim Se-jeong Chilly weather could not discourage angry former sex slaves and activists from criticizing the agreement between Korea and Japan over the sexual slavery issue. At least 600 people took part in the “Wednesday rally,”...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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