All posts tagged "comfort women"

  • South Korean former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo, 86, spoke to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors Tuesday as she accepted a commendation award.
    Korean former comfort woman calls for SF memorial

    San Francisco greeted former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo, 86, Tuesday after she flew in from Korea to accept a commendation award from city council. Lee urged the city to install a comfort woman memorial. “Erect a memorial...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • Kang Il-chul, a South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery, looks at a "comfort women" monument at the Veterans Memorial at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York, on Aug. 6, 2015. The monument was jointly dedicated by Nassau County, the South Korean city of Gwangju and the Korean American Public Affairs Committee. Kang urged the Japanese government to apologize to victims of its sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women for its troops during World War II. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slaves

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan will hold talks this week on Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The “comfort women” issue is a major source of...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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    Fullerton Museum to open comfort women art exhibit

    Fullerton Museum will open an exhibition Saturday depicting the plight of the comfort women. The exhibition, “Forgotten Faces: The Comfort Women of World War II,” includes digital art, video, photography and paintings of women pulled into sexual...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • Shim Yong-seok, right, and Baek Deok-yeol stop in Washington D.C. during their bike ride across the U.S. (Facebook)
    S. Korean students cycle across US to promote awareness of ‘comfort women’

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — So excited to see pavement after a day of cycling off road, Shim Yong-seok was speeding down an asphalt hill under California’s scorching sun in late June when he slipped on sand and fell....

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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    Japanese couple brings comfort women play to San Francisco

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff A play on atrocities on comfort women, as seen by a Japanese couple, will be staged in three San Francisco locations this week. “The Eye Holds the Truth” was written...

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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    Comfort women documentary to screen in Washington DC, Seoul on Liberation Day

    By Brian Han Christopher H.K. Lee’s latest documentary “The Last Tear” will be screened in Washington D.C. and Seoul on Aug. 15 marking the 70th anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japanese imperialism during World War II....

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Comfort women Korean girl statue in Glendale, California
    Former S. Korean comfort woman dies in Arizona, leaving 47 still alive

    A former South Korean comfort woman died in her son’s Arizona home last Friday, leaving the number of registered comfort women remaining alive to 47. Park Yoo-nyun, 93, had been in the hospital for an extended period...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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