Photo exhibition on comfort women
A photo exhibition featuring Taiwanese comfort women is being staged in Taipei, organizer Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation announced Saturday.
Through a series of images titled "Assembly of Ah-mas" - grandmother in the Taiwanese dialect - photographer Huang Zi-ming presents the process of rebuilding the identities of these old women who as young girls were pressed into service as sex workers by the Japanese during World War II.
Huang first met the comfort women at a court case in Tokyo, where several hundred surviving comfort women from Asian countries demanded an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government.
For more than three years, Huang photographed the women's images and emotions in a program organized by the TWRF. The exhibition is held at the Cafe Noir in Taipei from Tuesday to Saturday until July 31.
Vice Minister of Education Lu Mu-lin is scheduled to take part in the fourth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum Education Ministerial Meeting in Peru June 11-12 to share with member economies Taiwan's experience in language education.
Lu, who will be participating in the meeting to be held in the Peruvian capital of Lima on behalf of Minister of Education Cheng Jei-cheng (鄭瑞城).
Representatives of Taiwan and Chile are expected to make keynote reports on linguistic learning during the meeting, which will have the theme of "21st Century Competencies and Skills for All."