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Representation of “comfort women” in Korea and Japan in the 1970s —Focusing on the movie “The Japanese military comfort women” and “Women’s Dei Shin Tai”—

Choe, EunSu 1

1오사카대학

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ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on two films produced and performed in 1974 to examine the perception of ‘comfort women’ in the Korean and Japanese societies before the 1990s. It is a movie “Women’s Dei Shin Tai” and “The Japanese military comfort women” produced and performed in Korea and Japan in 1974. In order to visualize the significance and problems that each film has in the area of “Comfort women” related discourses and representations, first of all, “Korean comfort women” have been represented in post-war Japanese popular culture You need to find out. The novel “syunpuden” depicting the love and death of Japanese soldiers and “Korean comfort women”, Has been filmed three times in postwar Japan. In this process, the heroine’s “ethnicity” is made invisible. The Korean movie “Women’s Dei Shin Tai”, which borrowed the story and structure of the movie “syunpuden”, points out the contradictions inherent in the representation of “Korean comfort women” in postwar Japanese films by changing male characters into Korean. However, here, the aspect of the ‘comfort women’ problem is turning back to the ‘national’ discourse is symbolically revealed. Meanwhile, the heroine of the movie “The Japanese military comfort women” is not “Korean comfort women” but “Japanese comfort women”. This is different from the scheme of “comfort women” in postwar Japan. Here, it can be seen that the ‘comfort women’ problem in Japan in the 1970s is linked to the ‘Karayuki San’ that traditional discrimination problem of women.

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