comfort women

Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
memorials

The Ongoing Fight to Honor Women Who Were Sex Trafficked During WWII

Advocates in the US are working to erect memorials that honor the tens of thousands of women sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during WWII. But organizers say their efforts are being suppressed by the Japanese government.
Kimberly Lawson
4.6.17
Photography

Haunting Black-and-White Photos Reveal a Brutal War Crime's Aftermath

'The Portraits of 108' is Jinhyun Cha's harrowing photographic series of surviving Korean “comfort women,” sexual slaves to the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
Andrew Nunes
1.21.17
Art

A Giant Donald Trump Rooster Invaded China | Last Week in Art

And Nintendo dished out a New Years miracle.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.3.17
Art

Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds

Korean comic artist Kim Jung Gi breaks out of the panel and into large scale illustrations.
Mike Steyels
9.11.16
News

Japan Issues Apology to South Korean Women Forced into Sex Slavery During WWII

Today, Japan offered an apology and payment as compensation for brutally forcing Korean women to work as "comfort women" for the country's army during World War II. Survivors say this isn't enough.
Lauren Oyler
12.31.15
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

States across the US were hit by floods, Japan agreed to pay Korean "comfort women" from World War Two, and Peyton Manning strongly denied using HGH.
VICE Staff
12.28.15
News

Seventy Years Later, Japan Is Still Denying Systematic Sexual Slavery in WWII

During WWII, approximately 200,000 Chinese women and girls were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military. Seventy years later, Japan still refuses to acknowledge their involvement. A newly released book featuring direct stories...
Meghan Murphy
4.18.14