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Debating Shusenjo - the main battlefield of the comfort women issue: director Miki Dezaki in conversation with Mark R. Frost and Edward Vickers

Dezaki, M; Frost, MR; Vickers, E; (2021) Debating Shusenjo - the main battlefield of the comfort women issue: director Miki Dezaki in conversation with Mark R. Frost and Edward Vickers. The Asia-Pasific Journal: Japan Focus , 19 (5) , Article 5554. Green open access

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Abstract

This Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus special issue on “The Comfort Women as Public History” concludes with documentary filmmaker Miki Dezaki in conversation with Edward Vickers and Mark R. Frost. Dezaki’s film Shusenjo, released in 2018, examines the controversy over “comfort women” within Japan, as well as its implications for Korea-Japan relations. Dezaki, himself Japanese-American, also devotes considerable attention to the growing ramifications of this controversy within the United States, as an instance of the increasing international significance of the comfort women issue. In this discussion, he, Frost and Vickers reflect on the messages of the film, the experience of making and distributing it, and what this reveals about the difficulty-and importance-of doing public history in a manner that respects the complexity of the past.

Type: Article
Title: Debating Shusenjo - the main battlefield of the comfort women issue: director Miki Dezaki in conversation with Mark R. Frost and Edward Vickers
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://apjjf.org/2021/5/Dezaki.html
Language: English
Additional information: Articles at The Asia-Pacific Journal are published under a Creative Commons license.
Keywords: Comfort women, film, filmmaking, public history, USA, Korea, nationalism, censorship, litigation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10127537
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