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A work of art at the House of Sharing near Seoul, depicting a young girl with orange and pink butterfly wings

House of Sharing update, part 3: The whistleblowers

It’s taken some time to put together this third post about Japanese military sexual slavery and the survivors at the House of Sharing in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province. A Korean friend helped me gather information for it, and I also got assistance from a bilingual personal assistant service. Ji Geunook, the friend who helped me, is knowledgeable …

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A work of art at the House of Sharing near Seoul, depicting butterflies on a rocky wall

House of Sharing update, part 2: Reaching the world

On Wednesday, May 5, protesters gathered outside the former site of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul as they do every Wednesday. The turnout may have been higher because of the Children’s Day holiday. They were calling for justice for the survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery — for Japan to make a genuine apology, acknowledge …

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Survivors of sexual slavery dance with Korean traditional dancers and musicians at the House of Sharing near Seoul

Survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery: How to show our support

There’s a picture on my computer from 2009 that’s stayed with me: elderly women dancing in a circle, surrounded by drummers and dancers in traditional Korean garments. They were celebrating the first full moon of the Lunar New Year in an outdoor space at the House of Sharing in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, south of Seoul. …

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