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S. Korean Graphic Novel on ‘Comfort Women’ Nominated for U.S. Awards

S. Korean Graphic Novel on ‘Comfort Women’ Nominated for U.S. Awards

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – “Grass,” a South Korean graphic novel on the topic of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, received multiple nominations at a prestigious U.S. comic book industry award, according to a literary translation organization Wednesday. The 2019 graphic novel on “comfort women” by Kim Keum-suk was nominated for best writer/artist, best reality-based [...]

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus outbreak raising alarm across the country, regular Wednesday demonstrations demanding that Japan apologize for its wartime sexual slavery, protests that have been held continuously since 1992 have also been affected. On Wednesday, for the first time ever, the Korean Council for Justice and [...]

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A college bulletin board posted a job recruitment notice that suggested a good salary and comfortable employment conditions. However, it contained an ingenious twist. On Tuesday, a notice was posted on the Daegu Catholic University bulletin board and social media sites such as Facebook that offered a salary of [...]

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Wartime documents showed the Japanese government was involved in forcing Korean women to serve as “comfort women” at Japan’s military brothels during World War II, Kyodo News reported Friday. The Japanese army asked that there be one comfort woman for every 70 soldiers, Kyodo reported, citing the documents collected [...]

S. Korean Rapper Done with Anime After Insults Against Comfort Women

S. Korean Rapper Done with Anime After Insults Against Comfort Women

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean rapper and television personality Defconn, known for his love for the Japanese manga series “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” has recently renounced his enthusiasm for anime. Defconn posted a YouTube video in which he tore down posters of Evangelion characters that were hanging in his room. “I’m thinking of [...]

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A young adult novel on Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, which was recently translated into English, will hit the shelves in the United States and other countries this year to recount the devastation of the Japanese wartime atrocity, according to its publisher Thursday. The 248-page novel, “Trampled Blossoms: What They [...]

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace. South Korean artists Park Chan-kyong and Lim Min-ouk asked the Triennale secretariat to remove their work from the exhibition as a protest against [...]