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Collection Items

The "Comfort Women" Issue: Paths to Justice and Reconciliation Vol.1 No. 1 (2018)
This resource puts together a collection of testimonial, documentary, photographic, and film primary sources that document the Japanese system of Military Sexual Slavery which existed across the Asia-Pacific during the Second World War.

The Japanese History Textbook Controversy, Research Guide No. 1 (2019)
This review of literature discusses the Japanese history textbook controversy and examines the findings of ten studies, in order to introduce a more holistic view of this complex debate.

Examining the Roots of Revisionism: Japanese Perceptions of the Tokyo Trial, Discussion Paper, (2019)
This essay analyzes how Japanese deniers only accept parts of the critique against the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and are selectively blind to other aspects of the trial that do not match their ideological view. The essay…

Cases of Military Sexual Slavery during World War II: The Lesser-Known Batavia Trials, Vol. 2, Issue No. 1 (2019)
This resource puts together a collection of photographic, and other primary sources that document some of the lesser-known cases in the Japanese system of Military Sexual Slavery that existed across the Asia-Pacific during the Second World War.

War, Peace & Politics: From the League of Nations to the United Nations Vol. 2, Issue No. 2 (2019)
This resource uses political cartoons as primary sources to invite reflection on the connections and differences between the United Nations and its predecessor institution, the League of Nations. It draws attention to the Mukden Incident, the Lytton…

Memories of the Silenced: From Survivors to Activists -- A discussion guide on the documentary "50 Years of Silence"
Based on a memoir of the same title, "50 Years of Silence" documents the experiences of Jan Ruff-O'Herne as a young girl enslaved under the Japanese military sexual slavery system and the decades of trauma, survivorship, and activism that followed.…

Resources for Educators: The Apology
The Apology, a documentary by Tiffany Hsiung, follows the journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.…

Statue of Peace: Memory and Reconciliation
The goal of this project is to highlight the strength and resilience of the survivors of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery system. With the first statue of peace raised in Seoul, Korea, many more since then have been built and raised to honor the…

Study Guide For Teachers: Iris Chang - The Rape of Nanking
Iris Chang was a respected humanitarian, outstanding journalist and advocate for justice. This docudrama portrays Iris Chang’s courage and unfaltering conviction to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, while providing an accurate…

Justice in the Age of Global Politics: The Case of Unit 731 Medical Atrocities (Virtual Exhibit)
This is a virtual version of an actual exhibit by the Asia Pacific Peace Museum (APPM) team at ALPHA in partnership with the Unit 731 Museum at Harbin
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