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Comfort Women Activism – Critical Voices from the Perpetrator State - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Comfort Women Activism: Critical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Eika Tai


Based on extensive ethnographic work, Comfort Women Activism examines how women activists in Japan, Japanese and Koreans, have come to understand the comfort women issue. The movement in Japan has evolved as part of transnational activism, in which the activists in Japan play a crucial role in lobbying legislators and generating public opinion conducive to the state’s compensation. By presenting the activists’ narratives, the book illuminates the nuanced understandings of the issue they have developed through face-to-face communication with survivors. Their diverse voices shed light on the mul ... More

Keywords: comfort women, sexual violence, feminist activism, responsibility, narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528455
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eika Tai, author
North Carolina State University

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