Received this letter in the mail this morning telling me about an article in the Korean Times.
“In the Sunday edition of the Korean Times for May 24, i.e. the Saturday-Sunday combined edition, there was an interesting article on comfort woman and their history of fighting exploitation. This mirrors very much an article in “
The Maryknoll Sisters were always active in the plight of these women. The reference is “Sharing House”, their abode since the 1990’s is what I reported in the book."
The following is a paraphrasing of the article from the Book,
Solidarity with former Comfort Women
The term “comfort woman” is a euphemism for the Asian women who were forced to become sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army. Battlefront brothels were common in
In 1990 an elderly Filipina went public with her story. In 1991 women from
.A number of organizations Christian and non-Christian are involved in the overall effort. Programs have included an international gathering in
The ninety-minute film traced the abuse and maltreatment the women suffered upon their return home, surprisingly not from Japanese perpetrators but at the hands of their own family, local community and government. It also points up the nonchalance for the the issue on the part of scholars. It was shown in
In the fall of 2000 there was an international tribunal in Tokyo on the issue.As always the key point was the demand for an official apology from the Japanese Government with financial recompense.