“The Apology”: Free screenings of documentary about Japanese military “comfort women” in Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle

Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND) joins community groups in three cities to bring free screenings of the award-winning documentary “The Apology” directed by Tiffany Hsiung followed by discussion in Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle in November and December 2018. The film, which aired on PBS in October, follows the lives of three survivors–from Korea, … Continue reading “The Apology”: Free screenings of documentary about Japanese military “comfort women” in Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle

Yes, we remember the facts. (2012)

“Yes, we remember the facts.” is a paid advertisement published in the November 6, 2012 edition of The Star-Ledger, a daily newspaper in New Jersey, by a group of Japanese comfort women deniers calling itself the Committee for Historical Facts. It is a revised version of The Facts (2007) ad, published in the June 14, … Continue reading Yes, we remember the facts. (2012)

What is “comfort women” denialism? Holocaust denial and “comfort women” denial

When confronted, “comfort women” deniers like Tony Marano often attempt to deflect the label “denier” by arguing that they do not “deny the existence of comfort women.” But like “Holocaust denial,” the phrase “comfort women denial” refers not just to the complete denial of the existence of “comfort women” altogether, but also to the denial … Continue reading What is “comfort women” denialism? Holocaust denial and “comfort women” denial

Workshop: Confronting Japanese Right-Wing Organizing in Southern California

Confronting Japanese Right-Wing Organizing in Southern California: A FeND Workshop WHERE: UCLA Bunche Hall, room 10383 WHEN: Friday, November 14th @ 6-8pm Emi Koyama, a co-founder of Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND), presents a workshop/seminar on confronting Japanese right-wing nationalist mobilization in Southern California and beyond. This workshop is especially designed for members of … Continue reading Workshop: Confronting Japanese Right-Wing Organizing in Southern California