Publications

WAM Catalog 5 on WAM’s 5th Special Exhibit: The “Comfort Women” issue from A to Z

Dates of Exhibit: May, 2007 – May 2008

Price: 1800 JYEN (approx. $18.00 USD)
Language: Japanese
Pages: 60
Full Colour
Self Published by WAM
Date Published: December 2007

Table of Contents
1. The Japanese Imperial Army “Comfort Women” System
2. “Comfort Women” System
The Reality of the Damage that was Done
3. The Response of the Japanese Government and the Reaction of International Institutions and Governmental Bodies
4. Court Case Against NHK Broadcasting Network that is Responsible for Distorting the “Comfort Women” issue and International War Crime Tribunal
5. The Textbook Issue- “Comfort Women” Description Changed or Eliminated from Junior High School History Textbooks.


WAM Catalogue 5 on WAM’s 5th Special Exhibit
The “Comfort Women” Issue from A to Z
Details

In 1991 “I was forced to be a ‘Comfort Woman’ for the Japanese Imperial Army”, discloses Ms. Kim Hak-soon (Korea), the first to come out as a former “Comfort Woman”.
Until1997 middle school students in Japan learned (about the) “comfort women” issue but since that time this information has been removed from most history textbooks. The Japanese government, through the Ministry of Education and Science submits recommended revisions to publishing companies. This demonstrates that the government censors the information being taught in schools in this way the Japanese government is rewriting history in a way which distorts the historical truth about The 15-Years War.

There are still many women who were forced to be ‘Comfort Women’ in Asian countries. They are still furious because the Japanese government refuses to admit responsibility and to make an official apology. Not only the Japanese government, but also the media and many citizens refuse to listen to the voices of these women and deny and contradict the truth.

This special exhibit was meant for middle school students. It is an exhibit for everyone that wants to know the truth about The 15-Years War, including the generation who personally experienced The War.

Museum Hours

Wed - Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holidays including yearend. We are closed during the changing of exhibitions.

Admission

18 yrs and over: JPY500
13 - 17 yrs: JPY300
12 yrs and under: Free

Address

2-3-18 Nishiwaseda,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051
AVACO.bld 2F
Tel: +81 (03) 3202 4633
Fax: +81 (03) 3202 4634
E-mail: wam@wam-peace.org
award

WAM was a recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award in 2007.
» Pax Christi International website