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Speaker: Yonson Ahn
Title: How are the 'Comfort Women' Remembered in 'Historical Revisionism' in Japan?
Conference: 11th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (August 31 - September 3, 2005)
Session: 10A: The Political Use and Abuse of History
Place: Universität Wien (University of Vienna), Vienna, Austria
Date: September 3, 2005
Speaker: Yonson Ahn, Institut für Orientalische und Ostasiatische Philologien (Institute for Oriental and East Asian Studies), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe University Frankfurt) – Academia.edu
This paper aims to explore the ways in which sexuality, gender and colonialism are conceptualised in memory politics on "comfort women" in historical revisionism in Japan. The issue of comfort women has been a site of contestation for historical revisionists in Japan. Distortion of historical facts on comfort women system with the "masochistic" view of history has been asserted, for example by Fujioka Nobukatsu, Nakamura Akira, Hôsaka Masayasu, Nishioka Tsutomu, and Kusaka Kimihito have been involved in this discussion.