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Korean Comfort Women Issue Explained by Cartoon

Categories: East Asia, Western Europe, France, Japan, South Korea, Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Human Rights, International Relations, Women & Gender

A special exhibition on ‘comfort women [1]‘- Korean girls forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese army during the World War 2 era- was featured at one of the leading cartoon festivals in France. It made several headlines [2] as the Japanese government tried to block it, but failed. Korean net users have shared an English translation of Park Gun-woong's cartoon ‘Tattoo [3]- A Story of a Comfort Woman’. (The cartoon- which is based on a true story- depicts violent assault, torture and rape. Viewer discretion is strongly advised)