A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

Dec 10, 2016

A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

A Taipei-based women’s rights group Saturday opened the island’s first museum dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels. At a ceremony held to coincide with the international Human Rights Day, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chun said the opening of ...

Oct 31, 2016

NGO that runs 'comfort women' museum receives bomb threat

A nonprofit organization that runs the Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace received a bomb threat earlier this month, it said on its website Sunday. The museum, in Shinjuku Ward, displays material on the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for those who were forced ...

Oct 26, 2016

UNESCO and Japan

If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.

Oct 24, 2016

Japan knocks Shanghai 'comfort women' memorial

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed disappointment Monday at the unveiling of a memorial in Shanghai symbolizing women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military. “An action like this cannot be said to contribute to an improvement in Japan-China relations, and ...

Comfort women statues unveiled at Shanghai university

Oct 22, 2016

Comfort women statues unveiled at Shanghai university

Two statues of young girls symbolizing the so-called comfort women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II were unveiled in Shanghai in a ceremony held on Saturday. The side-by-side statues were commissioned jointly by private ...

Oct 21, 2016

Japan-funded foundation starts payments to former 'comfort women'

A South Korean foundation established under a December 2015 agreement between Japan and South Korea has started distributing cash grants to wartime “comfort women,” sources related to the foundation revealed Friday. The payments by the foundation, set up in late July, mark the full ...