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Mitsubishi : Activists call for boycott of Mitsubishi amid 'comfort women' uproar
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Online activists are calling for the boycott of Mitsubishi products less than a month after a Harvard law professor came under criticism for his article on "comfort women."
Korean Americans affiliated with community groups in
Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi professor of Japanese legal studies at
"Please join us in boycotting all Mitsubishi products, including but not limited to vehicles, TVs, and electronic parts, as well as AC and HVAC systems," the statement read.
"To continue to patronize Mitsubishi would be to give tacit endorsement to the outrageous and insulting claims made by
In an article that published online by the International Review of Law and Economics, Ramseyer had said that comfort women, many of them teenage girls, took part in a "consenting, contractual process."
Ramseyer has said he did not cite any Korean sources for the paper. Victims have said they were raped daily and beaten in brothels and witnessed the death of women who fell ill from disease or exhaustion.
The petition, which collected more than 1,000 signatures Monday, is being circulated at a time when other Korean American groups are raising awareness about the issue.
Baik-kyu Kim, chair of the
Harvard Law students previously have said Ramseyer ignored important research that indicates the women were coerced or kidnapped by agents of the Japanese government during World War II.
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