Women made to become comfort women – the Dutch East Indies

The former Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies is present-day Indonesia. The Japanese military occupied the Dutch colony in 1942 during the Pacific War, then placed Dutch nationals in internment facilities and prisoner-of-war camps (90,000 civilians, 40,000 military personnel). Some officials… Read More

First Comfort Women Statue Unveiled in Major Western City

September 22nd, 2017.  By Inez Hollander When statues in this country have become a point for debate with Civil War generals coming down, a new statue in the heart of San Francisco went up on September 22nd. Sadly,… Read More

Response to Japanese Consul to SF Chronicle article of September 22nd, 2017

On behalf on The Indo Project and the Dutch victims of the Second World War in the former Dutch East Indies, I’m deeply disturbed to read the Japanese Consul’s response this morning about the Comfort Women Memorial that… Read More

Breaking News: SF Board of Education unanimously passes a Resolution to support ‘Comfort Women’ history textbook in California

By Phyllis Kim. Last night, San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution, supporting recent curriculum revision proposed by California Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission.  California Department of Education will consider this revision on May 11 and… Read More

Comfort Women Memorial Approved by the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco

by Inez Hollander Lake. When former Korean comfort woman grandma Lee made the trek to San Francisco in a special hearing on building a comfort women memorial in San Francisco, and she had the grace and courage to… Read More