5th Annual 4.23 Action
“Issues of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea -Beyond Division of Korean Peninsula-”
Department of Elimination of All Forms of Intersectional Discrimination, Human Rights Association for Korean Residents in Japan invites you to join the annual 4.23 action!
April 23, 1977 is the day the Chosun Shinbo (daily newspaper published by Chongryun) reported Ms. Pae Pong-gi’s experience as a “comfort woman” of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery in Okinawa. Ms. Pae (1914-1991) was the first Korean person to disclose her horrific experience as a sexual slave. We, Department of Elimination of All Forms of Intersectional Discrimination, have organized an annual memorial event since 2015 to remember Ms. Pae Pong-gi who demanded apology from the Emperor and wished for unification of Korean Peninsula, and every other victim of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery.
This year, our memorial event sheds light on victims in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who have been long forgotten. Ms. Kim Yeong will share her decade long research on “Comfort Stations,” and we will together think about the impact and consequences of Japan’s colonial rule in Korea and Military Sexual Slavery. We will also create art with hopeful messages for resolving the Sexual Slavery issue and peaceful unification of Korean Peninsula as we are currently witnessing many positive changes that can possibly lead to the end of the Korean War and the division of the Korean Peninsula.
We hope many of you can join us in this year’s 4.23 action!
◆Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
◆ Location: Musashino Swing Hall
2-14-1 Musashino-shi Sakai, Tokyo 180-0022
(2 min from JR Musashi-Sakai Statiin North Exit)
◆Participation fee: 1000 yen (700 yen for members of Human Rights Association for Koreans Residents in Japan, students, people with disability and low income)
＊Free of charge for those under 18 yo and accompanying caregivers
＊Children are welcome, but no child care provided. Multipurpose bathroom access available. If you need assistance, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
“Brothels and ‘Comfort Stations’ in Colonial Korea: Through Fieldwork in Northern Korea”
○Speaker: Kim Yeong
As a reportage writer, Ms. Kim specializes in Zainichi Korean women history and more recently, Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery based on her fieldwork in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Her publications include Umi wo Watatta Chosenjin Ama (Korean women divers who crossed oceans), Guntai to Seiboryoku (Military and Sexual Violence) and Shokuminchi Yukaku (Brothels in Colonial Korea).
Unification Flag with messages hoping for resolution of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery and peaceful unification of Korean Peninsula
★Send us your messages! ★
Please send us your message with a butterfly shaped origami paper (include your name if you like). We will put your message along with others to create a big unification flag at the memorial event.
＊Any size or color is accepted. Send as many as you like.
＊How to fold a butterfly → http://jyoharu.com/archives/1815.html
＊Send your message by Tuesday, April 16 to Department of Elimination of All Forms of Intersectional Discrimination, Human Rights Association for Korean Residents in Japan (Address: 3-41-10, 3F Taito, Taito-ku Tokyo 110-0016)
◆Please endorse the 5th annual 4.23 action!
Department of Elimination of All Forms of Intersectional Discrimination, Human Rights Association for Korean Residents in Japan has been working toward a society where any person can truly enjoy his/her life. In doing so, we have deepened our understanding of various forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and (dis)ability, given lectures to Korean school students, and organized community events for Zainichi Korean women and sexual minority. Since 2015, we have organized the annual 4.23 action in remembering sufferings and courage of the survivors of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery.
We welcome your encouragement and endorsement for this year’s 4.23 action!
◎Endorsement: Contribution of 1000 yen or more (in increments of 2000, 3000, 4000…etc). Please let us know if you do not want your name appeared in the memorial event’s handout.
【Bank account】（Please put “423 Sando” after your name）
Name: Zainihon Chosenjin Jinken Kyokai 在日本朝鮮人人権協会
Using Japan Post Bank：Account number: 00110-8-573267
Using other banks: Routing number: 019, Account number 0573267
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★An individual endorser will have free entrance to the 4.23 action. Please let the staff know at door.
Department of Elimination of All Forms of Intersectional Discrimination
Human Rights Association for Korean Residents in Japan
3-41-10, 3rd floor, Taito Taito-ku Tokyo, 110-0016
Tel: 03-3837-2820 | Fax: 03-5818-5429 (Korean, Japanese and English)