Controversial comfort women photo exhibit is currently on show in Shinjuku

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Since the 1990s, photographer Ahn Sehong has spent a lot of his time and attention shooting images of comfort women &mdash Korean women forced into sexual slavery in Japan during World War II who now live in China. He was slated to display his work in Shinjuku at the Nikon Salon from two days ago through July 9, but a few days before opening, Nikon said they were going to cancel the exhibition because it was too controversial.

Havoc ensued, and a court ruled that Nikon would have to allow the exhibit to go on. Nikon’s still trying to appeal to the court to shut down the show, and their web site claims that the show is *not* on display, but according to the LA Times the show is still alive and well. If you’re in Tokyo, please go see it and show your support for this photographer’s work!

4 thoughts on “Controversial comfort women photo exhibit is currently on show in Shinjuku

  1. I think it’s good that someone is bringing attention to this tragedy. I wonder if it will be a popular exhibition among the Japanese. I hope so, if only to bridge understanding just a bit more.

  2. @mrharoharo
    It might be a bit difficult as long as Mr.Ann focuses only on Japanese military’s comfort women and continues to ignore the fact that South Korean military had the exact same system during the Korean War.
    Japanese right wingers will continue to think that Mr.Ann’s exhibition is a mere smear campaign against their country.