Tag Archives: Comfort women

Media Mix, Sept. 24, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about junior high schools that received protesting postcards because of a history textbook they chose to use. The media that covered this story stated that the book published by Manabisha is the only one written … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 27, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about writer and entrepreneur Minori Kitahara’s book about patriotic wives. One aspect of Kitahara’s exploration of the phenomenon that I didn’t mention in the column was her sense of identification with these women; not identification … Continue reading

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The “comfort women” issue in 1997

Here is a column I wrote in 1997 about the “comfort women” issue, which was still relatively new at the time. In light of the controversy sparked by Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s comments, I thought it might be instructive to see … Continue reading

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