Quelle: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Number 11 | Article ID 5554 | Mar 01, 2021
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus
Debating Shusenjo - the Main Battlefield of the Comfort Women Issue:
Director Miki Dezaki in conversation with Mark
R. Frost and Edward Vickers
Miki Dezaki in conversation with Mark R. Frost and Edward Vickers
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. ....