Editorial: Japan Should Call for Removal of the Comfort Women Statue in the US

  San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Mah Lee has accepted the donation of a comfort women statue erected in the city by Chinese-American community groups.   The comfort women statue, which distorts historical facts and condemns Japan, has become public property. This act amounts to abetting anti-Japanese propaganda, and cannot be condoned. It should be revoked […]

Editorial: Japan Should Fight to Scrap ‘Comfort Women’ Lies From UN Report

  The content of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) working group’s interim report has become extraordinarily tainted due to the unreasonable inclusion of submissions from both China and Korea.   There are demands for the Japanese government to issue an apology and extend compensation in relation to the comfort women issue. It is completely […]

Estimates Based on Facts: ‘200,000 Comfort Women’ Defies Math

  This piece was first published under the title “Seoul University professor denied the theory of comfort women as the sex slave” in Monthly Hanada Selection: Hopeless South Korea and Tragic President Park Geun-hye, a special December 2016 edition of the Japanese monthly magazine. JAPAN Forward is serializing it.   (Conclusion)   Part 1: Why […]

Korea Had Long History of Trafficking in Women—Even Before the Japanese Came

  This piece was first published under the title “Seoul University professor denied the theory of comfort women as the sex slave” in Monthly Hanada Selection: Hopeless South Korea and Tragic President Park Geun-hye, a special December 2016 edition of the Japanese monthly magazine. JAPAN Forward is serializing it.   (Second of 3 parts)   […]

Why Korean Professor Believes Comfort Women Were Not Sex Slaves

  This piece was first published under the title “Seoul University professor denied the theory of comfort women as the sex slave” in Monthly Hanada Selection: Hopeless South Korea and Tragic President Park Geun-hye, a special December 2016 edition of the Japanese monthly magazine. JAPAN Forward is serializing it.   First of 3 parts   […]

Is Osaka’s Mayor Alone in Fighting Against the Comfort Women Statue in San Francisco?

  Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura has vowed to “dissolve” Osaka’s sister city relationship with San Francisco in the United States “before the year’s out.” The reason has been much publicized—at least in Japan—regarding a possible decision by the Californian city to permit a statue falsely depicting young Koreans as “sex slaves” to be installed on public property.   […]

Japan Mulls Over Leaving UNESCO Should ‘Comfort Women’ Material Be Registered

  The government of Japan will consider the possibility of withdrawing from the the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) should the latter accept questionable and contentious material on “comfort women” that various groups have jointly submitted for registration with the Memory of the World Programme.     Japan is taking inspiration from […]

Many Submitted Materials on ‘Comfort Women’ Incompatible with UNESCO Guidelines

  The “International Solidarity Committee” formed by private groups from eight countries has asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to inscribe in its Memory of the World Programme materials pertaining to wartime “comfort women.”   On October 17th—a full week before UNESCO was to make a decision—it made available the full […]