Comfort women
Comfort women were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II. The name "comfort women" is a translation of the Japanese euphemism ianfu (慰...
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Japan revisionists deny WW2 sex slave atrocities
Seventy years after the end of World War Two, the voices of revisionism in Japan are growing stronger and moving into the mainstream, particularly on the issue of comfort women, who were women forced ...
List of former comfort women
This is a list of human rights activists who were forced by the Japanese Imperial Army to work in military brothels as "comfort women" during World War II. Several decades after the end of the war, th...
List of former comfort women - Wikipedia
Yu Gam-dong
Yu Gam-dong (Hangul: 유감동; Hanja: 兪甘同) was a Gisaeng, dancer, writer, artist, and poet during the Korean Joseon Dynastys of the 15th century from the first noble family of dancers, prostitutes. Her Gis...
Wednesday demonstration
Wednesday demonstration(Korean: 수요 집회) is a regular meeting aimed at obtaining justice from the Japanese Government regarding the large scale sexual slavery system established under Imperial Japan...
Liu Huang A-tao
Liu Huang A-tao (1923 – September 1, 2011) was a Taiwanese activist. She was one of thousands of women from Japanese occupied Taiwan who were forced into sexual slavery as comfort women by the J...
Kim Hak-sun
Kim Hak-sun was a Korean former comfort woman. She helped to bring to the public's attention the issue of Japanese sex slavery during the Pacific War when she went public with her story in August, 199...
Jan Ruff O'Herne
Jan Ruff O’Herne (born January 18, 1923) is a Dutch Australian human rights activist known for her vocal campaigns and speeches against war rape. During World War II, O’Herne was among young women e...
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Aengmu
Aengmu was the working name of a famed kisaeng of Daegu in the early 20th century. The name literally means "parrot." She was a leading donor to the National Debt Repayment Movement. Donating 100 w...
Yi Maechang
Yi Mae-chang (1573-1610), born Yi Hyang-geum(李香今), was a famed kisaeng of the Buan area during the Joseon Dynasty. She was noted for her talent in playing the geomungo (a zither-like instrument relate...
Yasuji Kaneko
Yasuji Kaneko (金子 安次, Kaneko Yasuji, January 28, 1920 – November 25, 2010) was an ex-soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army, and a former detainee of both Siberian Internment by the Soviet Uni...
Kakou Senda
Kakou Senda (千田 夏光, Senda Kakō, August 28, 1924 – December 22, 2000) was a Japanese writer. Born in Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory (then part of the Empire of Japan) he wrote Military Comfo...
Gwonbeon
The gwonbeon were institutions set up for the training and oversight of kisaeng and other entertainers during in the early 20th century. They were the successors of the gyobang, government-supported ...
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Hirofumi Hayashi
Hirofumi Hayashi (林 博史, Hayashi Hirofumi, born April 6, 1955) is a historian, an authority on modern Japanese history, and is a professor of politics at the Kanto Gakuin University. He has bee...
Uhwudong
Uhwudong (어우동, 於宇同, born 1440?, died October 18, 1480) and Uheulwudong (어을우동; 於乙宇同, Eoeuldong, Aeulwoodong) was a Korean dancer, writer, artist, and poet from a noble family (Park) in the Joseon Dynas...
Hwang Jini
Hwang Jini (Hangul: 황진이; c. 1506 – c. 1560), also known by her gisaeng name Myeongwol (literally "bright moon", 명월), was one of the most famous gisaeng of the Joseon Dynasty. She lived during the...
Non Gae
Nongae (? ~ 1593) was a gisaeng of Jinju in the late 16th century, born in Jangsu, Jeolla province. She has been taught and celebrated as one of the examples of personal contributions of Korean women...
Gijeok
The gijeok was a list of all the kisaeng working in a particular district. It was maintained by the local chief, or hojang. Those not on the list were not permitted to work as kisaeng; those on it w...
Chung Chil-sung
Chung Chil-sung (1897–1958), also known by her pen name Geumjuk, was a Korean dancer, feminist, and independence activist. She was born in Daegu province, one of twenty three provinces of Joseon kingd...
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Comfort women
Comfort women were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II. The name "comfort women" is a translation of the Japanese euphemism ianfu (慰...
Comfort women - Wikipedia
Mike Honda
Michael Makoto "Mike" Honda (Japanese: 本田実; born June 27, 1941) serves as the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional district, known as Silicon Valley, which is the only Asian Ame...
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Song Sin-do
Song Sin-do (Korean: 송신도) is a Korean former comfort woman currently living and campaigning in Japan for an official apology from the Japanese government. She also recognises the need for the hist...
Recreation and Amusement Association
The Recreation and Amusement Association (特殊慰安施設協会, Tokushu Ian Shisetsu Kyōkai (Special Comfort Facility Association)) (RAA) was the largest of the organizations established by the Japanese g...
Recreation and Amusement Association - Wikipedia
Kisaeng
Kisaeng (also spelled gisaeng), sometimes called ginyeo (기녀), were officially sanctioned Korean female courtesans. Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings.Firs...
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History of the kisaeng
The history of the kisaeng covers the entire second millennium, from the Goryeo dynasty to modern South Korea. The kisaeng system first emerged in the early Goryeo period, and was at its height in th...
History of the kisaeng - Wikipedia
Yi Guji
Guju, Princess of Joseon (Hangul: 현주 이구지, Hanja: 縣主 李仇之, died March 7, 1489) was a dancer, writer, artist, and poet during the Korean Joseon Dynasty. She was a royalty of Joseon, she was the eighth da...
Gyobang
The gyobang were the principal buildings associated with kisaeng during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties. They provided instruction in music including Hyangak (lit. "village music) and dance, and by th...
Gyobang - Wikipedia