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The statue of a young girl in traditional Korean clothing sits in the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan as a memorial to “comfort women.” It has become a symbol for human rights everywhere, especially women and girls, whom scholars say are most vulnerable to exploitation. (Photo by Annabelle Blair via Times Ledger)

First NYC ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Unveiled

East Asian, Manhattan, Queens October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The Korean American Association of Greater New York installed the city’s first comfort women statue at its Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan, reports Times Ledger.

Objections to a proposed memorial to comfort women were heard at a recent council meeting of the borough of Fort Lee. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans, Japanese Tussle Over NJ Comfort Women Memorial

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

A controversy over a proposed memorial to comfort women has developed in Fort Lee, where representatives of two Japanese organizations have raised objections, The Korea Times reports.

Kang Il-chul with Holocaust survivors at April 9 event (Photo via Newsroh)

Korean Comfort Women and Holocaust Survivors Meet

East Asian, History, Jewish, Women April 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Two comfort women traveled from Korea to the U.S. to meet with Holocaust survivors in the NYC area and provide testimony about the suffering they experienced at the hands of the Japanese military in World War II, Newsroh reports.

Young Soo Lee spoke in front of City Hall on International Women’s Day calling for an official apology and legal compensation from the Japanese government. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Remembering Comfort Women on Women’s Day

Asian, History, Manhattan, Women March 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Survivor Young Soo Lee, 88, joined Laurie Cumbo and other officials, and the Coalition for Comfort Women at City Hall, to mark International Women’s Day and spread awareness of the plight of comfort women, report Kings County Politics and The Korea Times.

Antony Blinken (Photo via U.S. Embassy Nigeria, Creative Commons license)

US Official’s ‘Comfort Women’ Remarks Anger Local Korean Groups

East Asian, Government January 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged Korean-American groups to support the agreement on comfort women reached by Japan and Korea, much to the ire of Korean organizations in New York, reports Korea Daily.

On Jan. 5, at the monument for comfort women in Palisades Park, New Jersey. Left to right: Dong Chan Kim, president of Korean American Civic Empowerment, Steve Cavallo, curator at Palisades Park Public Library, and Young Hyun Baek, president of 1492 Green Club. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Reaction to the Korea-Japan Agreement on Comfort Women

East Asian, History, Metro Area, Women January 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Following the recent agreement between Japan and Korea on comfort women, community leaders spoke at Palisades Park, New Jersey, saying they would continue to educate people about the history of comfort women and the importance of human rights, Korea Daily reports.

The cast of "Comfort Women: A New Musical" in a dress-rehearsal at St. Clements Theatre (Photo by Aaron J. Montes for Voices of NY)

‘Comfort Women: A New Musical’ Debuts in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Voices' Picks July 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

“Comfort Women: A New Musical,” about a difficult and controversial episode in history, debuts in NYC.

Grace Meng (Creative Commons license photo via Wikipedia)

A ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Book on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Politics April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Rep. Grace Meng did not intend a snub when she refused the offer of a book on Korean “comfort women,” her office explained to The Korea Times.

Keith Kelly with his books, on Jan. 17. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A History Lesson Through Taekwondo

African American, Culture, East Asian, Metro Area January 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A New Jersey high school teacher is publishing a series of children’s books told through the eyes of an African-American boy and his Korean taekwondo instructor, reports Korea Daily.

(Left to right) Palisades Park councilman Jong Chul Lee, mayor James Rotundo, deputy mayor Jason Kim. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Japanese Petition Against NJ Class on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, Education, History, Metro Area December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Two extremist Japanese groups filed a petition with officials of Palisades Park, N.J., asking that no class be taught about Korea’s comfort women, reports The Korea Times.

Giving the Comfort Women Memorial in Palisades Park a blanket of evergreens (Photo via The Korea Times)

Remembering Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Metro Area February 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Korea Times and Korea Daily reported on two recent events commemorating Korea’s “comfort women.”

(Reporter Wang Aixiang / photography)

Chinese Protest Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit to NY

East Asian, In the News, Politics February 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Chinese demonstrators gathered outside the Japanese consulate to protest the prime minister’s visit to the U.S., citing indications of a revival of Japanese imperialism, reports World Journal.

Yonghyeon Baik, who's Mending potted tree for his campaign.

Helping Hands and New Monument for Comfort Women

East Asian, History December 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

The controversial New Jersey memorial dedicated to the women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II, which Japanese officials tried to remove last May, has been the subject of several stories in the Korea Daily this month.

The advertisement on Star Ledger. Denying that Japanese Army has no responsibility on Comfort Women issue during the World War II.

Japanese Ad Rekindles Comfort Women Controversy

East Asian, History, In the News November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

A Japanese group has published an “objection advertisement” in New Jersey’s Star Ledger newspaper, rebutting the “Do You Remember?” ad campaign launched by two Koreans, reported Korea Daily.

Jaranero Beat (Cortesia via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: A Celebration of ‘Jaranero’ Music

Culture, Religion July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

In our roundup today: a memoir by a rabbi’s wife turned feminist artist; a Bronx high school student’s take on the role of family and religion; dueling petitions on a controversial monument in New Jersey; and a Mexican music festival.