Presenter Information

Emily Harper, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Lovejoy 103

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:30 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The highly charged, political issue of comfort women, girls forced into sexuality slavery by the Japanese Imperial government during WWII, has been one of the most controversial and wildly misrepresented historical moments in East Asian history. This study looks specifically at the public statements and apologies being made by members of the Japanese political elite in response to a final push by former comfort women looking for recognition and Japanese repentance. How a public apology regarding comfort women will affect Japans attempt at further globalization, as well as the role of social media in the creation and recreation of historical memory, will also be introduced.

Faculty Sponsor

Karen Gillum

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

41

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May 1st, 9:00 AM May 1st, 10:30 AM

The Role of Recent Social Media in Public Apology: Japan's History of Comfort Women

Lovejoy 103

The highly charged, political issue of comfort women, girls forced into sexuality slavery by the Japanese Imperial government during WWII, has been one of the most controversial and wildly misrepresented historical moments in East Asian history. This study looks specifically at the public statements and apologies being made by members of the Japanese political elite in response to a final push by former comfort women looking for recognition and Japanese repentance. How a public apology regarding comfort women will affect Japans attempt at further globalization, as well as the role of social media in the creation and recreation of historical memory, will also be introduced.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/137