The transnational redress movement for the victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery

Frontmatter -- Acknowledgments -- Congratulatory Remarks -- Table of Contents -- Introduction / Min, Pyong Gap / Chung, Thomas R. / Yim, Sejung Sage -- Part I: The Redress Movement in South Korea and Japan -- Unfulfilled Justice: Human Rights Restoration for the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual S...

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Published in:Genocide and mass violence in the age of extremes
Contributors: Min, Pyŏng-gap (Editor); Yim, Sejung Sage; Chung, Thomas R.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: Berlin Boston De Gruyter Oldenbourg [2020]
In:Genocide and mass violence in the age of extremes
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Summary:Frontmatter -- Acknowledgments -- Congratulatory Remarks -- Table of Contents -- Introduction / Min, Pyong Gap / Chung, Thomas R. / Yim, Sejung Sage -- Part I: The Redress Movement in South Korea and Japan -- Unfulfilled Justice: Human Rights Restoration for the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery / Yoon, Mee-hyang -- The "Comfort Women" Redress Movement in Japan: Reflections on the Past 28 years / Kim, Puja -- Japanese Citizens' and Civic Organizations' Strong Support for the Redress Movement / Min, Pyong Gap -- Initiatives by Citizens of a Perpetrator State: Advocating to UN Human Rights Bodies for the Rights of Survivors / Watanabe, Mina -- Part II: The Redress Movement in the United States -- Tracing 28 Years of the Redress Movement Led by the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues / Lee, Jungsil / Hahm, Dongwoo Lee -- Building the San Francisco Memorial: Why the Issue of the 'Comfort Women' is Still Relevant Today? / Mirkinson, Judith -- Looking Back at 10 Years of the "Comfort Women" Movement in the U.S. / Kim, Phyllis -- Part III: Legacies of "Comfort Women" in Arts -- Legacies of "Comfort Women" / Oh, Bonnie B.C. -- Making Girl Victims Visible: A Survey of Representations That Have Circulated in the West / Stetz, Margaret D. -- Part IV: The Neo-Nationalist Movement in Japan and the United States -- The "History Wars" and the "Comfort Woman" Issue: The Significance of Nippon Kaigi in the Revisionist Movement in Contemporary Japan / Yamaguchi, Tomomi -- Japanese Far-Right Activities in the United States and at the United Nations: Conflict and Coordination between Japanese Government and Fringe Groups / Koyama, Emi -- Part V: New Sources and Theories -- Documenting War Atrocities Against Women: Newly Discovered Japanese Military Files in Jilin Provincial Archives / Qiu, Peipei -- The Japanese Secret: The Shame Behind Japan's Longstanding Denial of Its War Crime against Korean Comfort Girls-Women / Son, Angella -- Major Publications Included in Book Chapters (Reading List) -- Authors' Bios -- Editors' Bios -- Index
This book examines the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery in South Korea, Japan, and the U.S. comprehensively. The Japanese military forcefully mobilized about 80,000-200,000 Asian women to Japanese military brothels and forced them into sexual slavery during the Asian-Pacific War (1932-1945). Korean "comfort women" are believed to have been the largest group because of Korea's colonial status. The redress movement for the victims started in South Korea in the late 1980s. The emergence of Korean "comfort women" to society to tell the truth beginning in 1991 and the discovery of Japanese historical documents, proving the responsibility of the Japanese military for establishing and operating military brothels by a Japanese historian in 1992 accelerated the redress movement for the victims. The movement has received strong support from UN human rights bodies, the U.S. and other Western countries. It has also greatly contributed to raising people's consciousness of sexual violence against women at war. However, the Japanese government has not made a sincere apology and compensation to the victims to bring justice to the victims
Physical Description:1 Online-Ressource (X, 341 Seiten) Illustrationen
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:9783110643480
9783110639872
DOI:10.1515/9783110643480
Access:Open Access