comfort women - women of "no return"

korean women on these photographs were cheated mostly in various ways and taken away from korea into japanese military “comfort stations” over china during the aisa-pacific war.  most of them didn’t have any chance to return or visit even in a short-term their families again in home lands after being liberated from the military sex slaveries. many stayed there till the end of their lives and some of them I met and photographed could not speak korean any longer. they lost native tongue. many of them have changed personal identities several times from birth to death through colonization and war in order to survive hardships they had to face.