Life As A “Comfort Woman”: Story of Kim Bok-Dong | ASIAN BOSS

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • *UPDATE* Madame Kim passed away on January 28, 2019, making this interview possibly the last sit-down interview of her 92 years on earth. Though she dedicated her life to the cause of helping wartime rape victims, she never received an official apology from the Japanese government. Her story will live on through her fighting spirit. Please watch and share this video with as many people as possible to raise awareness.

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  • Asian Boss
    Asian Boss  a years ago +28683

    *UPDATE* Madame Kim passed away on January 28, 2019, making this interview possibly the last sit-down interview of her 92 years on earth.

    Though she dedicated her life to the cause of helping wartime rape victims, she never received an official apology from the Japanese government. Her story will live on through her fighting spirit.

    Historically, the comfort-women issue is one of the reasons as to why Korea, and China, among other Asian countries, still have hostile feelings toward to Japan. But we believe that it’s in everyone’s best interest that this issue gets resolved as soon as possible so that we can move forward and work together to solve bigger problems.

    This is only possible, however, when young people become aware of all the facts and history, engage in meaningful conversations about it and take necessary action. Please share this video and do what you can to raise awareness. Thanks for being part of the Asian Boss community and stay curious

  • Dana Jane Eresmas
    Dana Jane Eresmas  2 hours ago

    Just like THIS grandmother. FILIPINA COMFORT WOMEN hasn't received justice yet. Japanese government may deny the fact that they do have female victims of their misdeeds during that era. JUSTICE is all they ever wanted. Recognizing their rights and their existence.

  • Mark Ashwin
    Mark Ashwin  5 hours ago

    It is still happening today. Every year 5,000 - 10,000 girls & women are trafficked from Nepal to India and forced to work in brothels in there.

    Source:
    Wikipedia - Human trafficking in Nepal (Destinations/Cross-border to India)

  • Companion Adedeji
    Companion Adedeji  13 hours ago

    I don't want to imagine the nightmares she must have had in her lifetime. RIP Madam Kim.

  • Quynhanh
    Quynhanh  17 hours ago

    Japan need to apologize to Korean is the same as Korean need to apologize to Vietnam

  • mia manning
    mia manning  20 hours ago

    Huh ... I’m not going to crying
    The human race is filled with hateful spiteful wicked creatures

  • Captain Yoongi
    Captain Yoongi  yesterday

    Why did they really need comfort women just to have sex? Its during war and you want sex? The japanese at that time was disguisting.

  • mana harukaze
    mana harukaze  2 days ago +1

    A 14-year-old girl cannot work as a comfort woman. The reason is as follows.
    Portrait of the person herself, copy of family register, pledge, consent form proving that the parent has agreed, permission issued by the police, identification card issued by the mayor. These documents were necessary for Koreans to work as comfort women. Comfort women have age restrictions. No permit will be issued for a 14 year old girl.
    Comfort women were paid a high salary, and they were paid a salary that allowed them to buy a house just by working for about two months.
    The job that the Japanese army was doing on the Korean Peninsula was only to check the documents submitted by the women hired by the prostitution brokers and arrange the transfer to the sexual comfort facility where they work.

    In the first place, If there is a civil war on the Korean peninsula, Japan will lose its way to the continent. And the Koreans were not obedient. Do you think the Japanese army did not consider that risk?

    The historians looked for "evidence to prove that a Japanese soldier kidnapped a woman in the Korean Peninsula" for several decades. However, the evidence was not found at all. If there was such evidence, it would have been used in this video.

    Search terms for those who want to study comfort women issues academically
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    2. 정대협 중심 위안부 문제, 진실은 무엇인가?
    3. ‘종북’ 혐의 제기된 위안부 관련 단체, 정대협
    4. Japanese Prisoner of War Interrogation Report No. 49
    5. Chapter 5. Diary of a Japanese Military Brothel Manager
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    9. Prostitutes in South Korea for the U.S. military
    10. 韓国軍慰安婦
    11. 後方戦史(人事編)
    12. The Origins of the US Army’s Korean Comfort Women
    13. Recreation and Amusement Association
    14. List of war apology statements issued by Japan
    15. 従軍慰安婦問題を考える
    16. インタビュー 石原信雄 元内閣官房副長官 アジア女性基金
    17. 2014年12月22日. 報. 告. 書. 朝日新聞社第三者委員会
    18. 高木健一 日本の弁護士 第二東京弁護士会
    19. Don't let North Korea exploit 'comfort women' issue
    20. THE TRUTH told by a KOREAN Professor
    21. The Truth about Comfort Women Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
    22. The Truth about the Question of “Comfort Women” Ogata Yoshiaki
    23. Settled history? - MIMUW
    24. 갓끈전술
    25.「人身売買排除」方針に見る近代公娼制度の様相
    26. OPEN LETTER IN SUPPORT OF HISTORIANS IN JAPAN
    27. Japanese Scholars 'Reply to the American Scholars’ Comfort Women Statement:In search of a constructive dialogue based upon fact
    28. 한국 위조범죄, 일본보다 20배 높아…"국민 의식, 일본보다 현저히 낮아"
    29. 歴史を歪曲しているのは日本ではなく韓国だ キム・ワンソプ (YouTube)
    30. 한국의 근원 (YouTube)
    31. Untold truth of Japanese annexation of Korea (YouTube)
    32. 学校行事で反日思想注入、韓国の教育現場の実態 李 正宣
    33. 위안부 동상 철거와 수요집회 중지를 요구하는 시민단체들이 등장
    34. ‘위안부 사기꾼’ 이용수, 결국 법정 끌려나오나

  • Isaque
    Isaque  2 days ago

    This is simply DISGUSTING! What were the japanese trying to accomplish by doing such a wicked, disturbing thing?? Sick people!

  • Saito Ryujin
    Saito Ryujin  2 days ago

    I remember back in school, Nanking massacre and comfort women were just classified as incidents. Of course education plays in a huge of part teenagers' upbringing since majority of my friends back in high school still believe that the imperialists did not commit any crimes. And unsurprisingly, they often engage in falsely debunking facts with the lies they learned in the school.

  • Margarita M.
    Margarita M.  2 days ago

    Far-right are strong again in Japan, they keep rewriting textbooks.
    This is disgusting how a country can not only sin in such atrocious way, but then go back to such behaviour.

  • Mary Fitts
    Mary Fitts  2 days ago

    My heart aches for her.

  • Mary Fitts
    Mary Fitts  2 days ago

    And that’s one of the many reasons I dislike that race

  • Havin' Fun
    Havin' Fun  3 days ago

    I know that you are not alive to hear it, but I am so sorry for what happened to you.

  • Joanna Kim
    Joanna Kim  3 days ago +41

    The fact that ppl disliked this persons testimony is just disgusting.

  • Chinelo Assimonye

    I'm just digusted. A 14 year old having sex from morning to evening to different men? God could have burnt those men like Sodom and Gomorrah. Just saying. So angry.

  • Lenny Freedman
    Lenny Freedman  4 days ago

    JAPANESE LAND WILL BE UNDER WATER A SOON A LATER OR WILL BE DESTROYED BY RADIATION A SOON A LATER WITHIN 5 YEARS. GOD WILL DECIDE..

  • Lenny Freedman
    Lenny Freedman  4 days ago

    ABE'S BLOOD COMING FROM CRIMINAL BRUTAL FAMILY.

  • Lenny Freedman
    Lenny Freedman  4 days ago

    ALL YOUNG JAPANESE WOMAN OR GIRLS LEARN REAL HISTORY . YOUR GOVERNMENT HIDING HISTORY. CRIMINAL JAPANESE GOVERNMENT .

  • Lenny Freedman
    Lenny Freedman  4 days ago

    GOD WILL PUNISH JAPAN WITH EARTHQUAKE, RADIATION, HUGE TSANAMI AND FIRE. DEATH SENTENCE TO "ALL" JAPANESE OLD SENIOR WAR CRIMINALS .