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Korean Quarterly is a non-profit/volunteer publication that provides independent and alternative reporting on issues of identity, racism, politics and the arts and is a forum for the ideas and creativity of the whole Korean American community.  From the Twin Cities to Chicago, LA, NYC, Europe, Pyongyang and Seoul, Korean Quarterly’s readers are members of the Korean American community, including adopted Koreans, 1.5 and second generation, bi-racial and intercultural/interracial Korean American families.  It also attracts many non-Korean readers, including parents and relatives of adopted Koreans, other Asian Americans, and people who have an interest in Korean culture and history, the Korean American community or racial and ethnic identity issues of minority populations in America. 

Korean Quarterly’s comfort women’s article archive explores the following topics: World War II comfort women, WWII comfort women, Japanese sexual slavery, Korean comfort women, justice for comfort women, Japanese military sexual slaves, Women's International War Crimes Tribunal, Hague, Netherlands, Tokyo International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery, Japan Korea relations, The Hague Comfort Women Tribunal, Indai Sejor, Yayori Matsui, House of Sharing, korean council, Chung Ok Yun, Il Chul Kang, Jan Ruff-O'Herne, Sook Duk Kim, Mee Hyang Yoon.

Comfort Women Article Archive

Winter 2014

  1. Former Comfort Women fight on (Winter 2014 issue)

Summer 2013

  1. A Demonstration on Parents’ Day - Photo Essay

Winter 2007/2008 - Worldwide Understanding Sought

  1. Worldwide understanding sought: Former comfort women survivors continue their 15-year quest for reconciliation

  2. Worldwide understanding sought - continued 2

  3. Worldwide understanding sought - continued 3

  4. Worldwide understanding sought - continued 4

Fall 2002 - House of Sharing

  1. Unblossomed flowers: House of Sharing provides love and care for survivors of Japanese sexual slavery

  2. Unblossomed flowers - continued 2

  3. Unblossomed flowers - continued 3

  4. Unblossomed flowers - continued 4

Winter 2001/2002 - The Hague Comfort Women Tribunal

  1. How to end a war: Final judgment brings closure to survivors, responsibility to international community

  2. How to end a war - continued

  3. International law on comfort women issue: Ten years of protest produces much support, no official apology

  4. Pursuit of justice rewarded: photo essay

  5. The journey for justice: Indai Sajor takes the “lolas’” case from the grassroots to the U.N.

  6. Prosecuting at a global level: Human rights attorney takes on big defendant in war crimes tribunal

  7. Bridge of education and understanding: Hun Qiao discusses comfort women and Japanese history book controversy

  8. Fighting for rights of women in war: Comfort women movement founder visits the Twin Cities

Winter 2000/2001 - Tokyo International War Crimes Tribunal

  1. Former comfort women are victorious: Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal convicts Japan for crimes against humanity

  2. A chilling system: Motive, opportunity, and circumstantial evidence of a government-run system demonstrated

  3. A chilling system - continued

  4. Heroines photo essay

  5. Sojourner for justice: St. Paul kid turned civil rights lawyer turned international tribunal judge reflects on the war crimes tribunal

  6. Democracy as a life project: Yayori Matsui contributes toward a better future for the women of Japan and the world

  7. Leader for the pioneers: Chung-ok Yun and the legacy of the Korean comfort women

  8. A precious sample of justice: a profile of Il Chul Kang

  9. Out of the silent prison: a profile of Jan Ruff-O’Herne

  10. Out of the silent prison - continued

  11. The man with ten grandmothers: the life’s work of Hei-jin su-nim

KQ Follows a Story: Comfort Women, the Struggle for Justice

Photography by Stephen Wunrow