Saturday, March 17, 2007

Asian sex slavery row spreads to Netherlands

According to a news report in the Netherlands, Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen yesterday called the Japanese ambassador in The Hague to account on his government's position that there is no evidence that Asian women were forced to be sex slaves during the Second World War. Soon after the fall of Singapore on 15 Feb, 1942, Imperial Japan's forces defeated the Dutch in Indonesia (then called Dutch East Indies) during the Pacific War.

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Blogger Azmir Ismail said...

James, may i know what is the picture shown for this post ?

I would recommend that you put a short caption on the picture yg u post.

8:12 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

it is a much publicised photograph of Korean 'comfort women' in Korean media.

8:42 AM  
Blogger wisconsin_avenue said...

As far as those Dutch women's cases are concerned, the Japanese authorities closed down the place as soon as the raping of Dutch women came to their attention. And the soldiers who did it were procecuted and one of them were executed at the end of WW2 in Indoneasia. So, theirs are separete cases and should not be part of this issue of whether comfort women were forced by the Japanese government or were simply engaging in war time prostitution issue.

Here is a piece of detailed information about daily lives of comfort women.

6:38 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

Dear wisconsin_avenue,

Why was the Japanese auhorities take prompt actions against its soldiers who raped Dutch or other European women while allowing thousands of fellow Asian women in the Korean Peninsula, China, the Philippines, Vietna, Thailand, Malaya and Indonesians continued to be dehumanised as 'comfort women' and sex slaves. Wasn't that not RACISM of the highest order?!

1:51 AM  
Blogger M. Evelina Galang said...

Please sign, support and spread the news about the petition to support Comfort Women House Resolution 121-1H in Congress.

It is a statement expressing Japan’s need to take responsiblity, make formal apologies to the 200,000 Comfort Women and their families, pay compenation and give them their much earned place in history.

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To read more about surviving Filipina Comfort Women and the current struggle go to


M. Evelina Galang

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