Monday, September 2, 2013

VAWW-NET Japan(Violence Against Women in War-Network Japan)

VAWW-NET Japan(Violence Against Women in War-Network Japan)


VAWW-NET Japan(Violence Against Women in War-Network Japan)
VAWW-NET Japan was formed in 1998 with the conviction that "in order to eliminate violence against women in war and armed conflicts, women at the global and national levels are seeking to build a non-militarized world by bearing the responsibility of creating a peace that is based on the perspective of women's human rights."

The main objectives of VAWW-NET Japan are:
1.We call for the restoration of honor and justice for women victimized by Japan's military sexual slavery before & during WWII, and for the Japanese government to fulfill its war and post-war responsibilities;
2.As a result of sexual violence around the U.S. military bases, we ask for the removal of US military bases from Okinawa and other parts of Japan;
3.We share information on violence against women in current armed conflicts throughout the world and work in solidarity to prevent such violence.

VAWW NET Japan was on the International Organizing Committee for the Women's International Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery took place in Tokyo in December 2000. Please refer to "Tribunal 2000" page for more detailed information.

For more information, please contact:
Co-Chairpersons NISHINO Rumiko, SHOJI Rutsuko
Vice-Chairperson NAKAHARA Michiko
ADD: poste restante, Bunkyo-Kasuga Post Office,
1-16-21, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0003 JAPAN
Tel/Fax : +81-3-3818-5903

Papers written by the scholars/activists who contributed to the Tribunal

Asian Centre for Women's Human Rights. 2000. From the Depths of Silence: Voices of Women Survivors of War. Quezon City: Asian Centre for Women's Human Rights.

Chinkin, Christine. "Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women in International Law".European Journal of International Law. Volume 15 (3) 1994.

Coomaraswamy, Radhika. "Reinventing International Law: Women's Rights as Human Rights in the International Community". The Edward A. Smith Visiting Lecturer Human Rights Program. Harvard Law School. September 1997. From the Gymnosperm. Database URL

Dolgopol, Ustina. "Women's Voices, Women's Pain". Human Rights Quarterly. 17(1) 1995. 127-154.

Dolgopol, Ustina. Comfort Women: An unfinished Ordeal: Report of a Mission. Geneva: International Commission of Jurists.

Dudden, Alexis, "'We Came to Tell the Truth' Reflections on the Tokyo Women's Tribunal." pp. 591-602, Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2001

Hayashi, Hirofumi. "Survey of the Japanese Movement Against Wartime Sexual Violence" Peace Studies Bulletin, No. 20. June 2000. Peace Studies Association of Japan

Hayashi, Hirofumi. Structure of Japanese Imperial Government involved in Military Comfort Women System. Prepared for the International Conference on Japanese Crimes Against Humanity. November 28-20, 2001. University of Riverside, California.

Hayashi, Hirofumi, "Japanses comfort women in Southeast Asia". Japan Forum. 10(2) 1998. 211-19.

Hayashi, Hirofumi, "The Japanese Movement to Protest Wartime Sexual Violence:

A Survey of Japanese and International Literature." pp. 572-580. Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2001

McDougall, Gay J. International Legal Approaches toward the Issue of Japan's Military Sexual Slavery and the Liability of the Government of Japan. Seoul: Council for Korean Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. 1999.

Nakahara, Michiko, "'Comfort Women' in Malaysia." pp. 581-589. Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2001

Positions Editorial Collective

1997 Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique. Special Issue 5(1). The Comfort Women: Colonialism, War, and Sex. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Sajor, Indai, Lourdes (ed). Common Grounds: Violence Against Women in War and Armed Conflict Situations. Quezon City: Asian Center for Women's Human Rights. 1998.

Totsuka, Etsuro. War Crimes Japan ignores: The issue of "Comfort Women".Washington: University of Washington. 1999.

Yoshiaki, Yoshimi. Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military during World War II. New York: Columbia University Press. 2000

Other Readings

Berndt, Caroline M. "Popular Culture as Political Power: Writing the Reality of Sexual Slavery". Journal of Popular Culture. 31(2) 1997. 177-87.

Boling, David. "Mass Rape, Enforced Prostitution, and the Japanese Imperial Army: Japan Eschews Legal Responsibility?" Columbia Journal of International Law. 32, 1995: 533-90.

Cho, Sangmie ed. Comfort Women Speak: Testimony by Sex Slaves of the Japanese Military. New York: Schellstede Hornes and Meir. 2000.

Cinco, Celeste. Surviving War: a review of Common Grounds: Violence Against Women in War and Armed Conflict Situations, Indai Sajor, ed. Women in Action: Isis. 1999.

Dennis, Michael . "The Fifty-second Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights". American Journal of International Law.91(1) 167-77.

Fernandez, Ida Mae V. ed. International Symposium of Filipino Comfort Women. Quezon City: Institute of International Legal Studies, University of the Philippines Law Center. 1994.

Fukai Haruhiro and Shigeko Fukai. "Japan in 1996: Between Hope and Certainty". Asian Survey. 37(1) 1997. 20-28.

Go, Lisa. "Jugun Ianfu, Karyuki, Japayuki: A Continuity in Commodification".Isis International. Information Pack- Series No. 3. 1992.

Kim-Gibson, Dai Sil. Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women. Parkersburg, Iowa: Mid-Prairie Books. 1999.

Lie. John. "The State as a Pimp: Prostitution and the Patriarchal State in Japan". The Sociological Quarterly. 38(2) 1997. 251-63.

Piper, Nicole. "War and Memory: Victim Identity and the Struggle for Compensation in Japan". War and Society. 19(1) 2001. 131-148.

Ryuji, Mukae. "Japan's Diet Resolution on World War Two: Keeping History at Bay". Asian Survey. 36(10) 1011-30.

Seaman, Natalie. "Historical Context: Japan's Institution of Military Sex Slavery: 1937-1946"Rights and Democracy

Soh, Chunghee Sarah "Japan's Responsibility Toward Comfort Women Survivors" ICAS Special Contribution, Institute for Corean-American Studies. No. 2001-0501-CSS.

Soh, Chunghee Sarah . "The Korean Comfort Women: Movement for Redress.Asia Survey. 36(12) 1996. 1226-40.

Soh, Chunghee Sarah "Uncovering the Truth about Comfort Women".Women's Studies International Forum. 21(4) 1998. 451-54.

Soh, C. Sarah, "Centering the Korean 'Comfort Women' Survivors" (Video Review of Silence Broken; Korean Comfort Women and Habitual Sadness: Korean Comfort Women Today), Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2001

Sullivan, Donna J. "Women's Human Rights and the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights". American Journal of International Law. 88(1) 152-67.

Watanabe, Kazuko. "Trafficking in Women's Bodies, Then and Now: The Issue of Military "Comfort Women". Women's Studies Quarterly. 1999. 19-31.

News Articles

Hayashi, Hirofumi. "Why wartime documents destroyed" The Asahi Shimbun. July 18, 2002.

Honda, Masakazu. "Asian Women's Fund winds up, nothing solved". Asahi Shimbun. March 16, 2002.

Huang, Sandy. "Japanese Legislators want apology". Taipei Times. October 2, 2002.

Lee, May. "Japan's Former Comfort Women Demand Justice". CNN Interactive, World News. April 17, 1997.

Nakahara, Michiko. "Crying out for Comfort Still". The Star Online. Monday, September 24, 2001

Okazaki Tomiko. "Japan losing last chance to repay its victims." Asahi Shimbun. 2002/08/09

Parameswaran, P. "'Comfort Women' haunt Macapagal ahead of Tokyo visit". September 11, 2001.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I would like to write a thesis regarding VAWW- Net effort in the comfort women issue. would you like to be my key respondent? thank you