News Articles on the Korean Sex Industry

2/24/16 South Korean Still Failing to Effectively Fight Human Trafficking

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/731884.html

1/18/16: Living on a Prayer: How its Founders’ Change of Heart Changed Yogurtland

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/company-700444-chang-yogurtland.html

1/7/16: Police Free 12 Women

12 women freed, 14 people arrested in sex-trafficking raid in Seattle area

12/29/15: Japan and South Korea Settle Dispute Over Wartime ‘Comfort Women’

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/world/asia/comfort-women-south-korea-japan.html?_r=1

12/18/15: Asian Girl Band Detained at LAX

https://reason.com/blog/2015/12/14/asian-women-profiled-as-sex-workers

12/16/15: Confessions of a Former L.A. Karaoke Hostess

http://www.elle.com/life-love/a32623/confessions-of-a-former-la-karaoke-hostess/

12/14/15: Asian Girl Band Detained at LAX Because Officials Think They’re Sex Workers

https://reason.com/blog/2015/12/14/asian-women-profiled-as-sex-workers

11/29/15: How LAPD Vice is Cleaning up K-town’s Less Savory Side

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ktown-nightlife-20151130-story.html

11/23/15: Court Delayed Hearing for Suspect in Jackson County Human Trafficking Case

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article46019275.html

11/1/15: My Body Was Not Mine, but the U.S. Military’s

http://www.politico.eu/article/my-body-was-not-mine-but-the-u-s-militarys/

9/25/15: South Korea Maxim’s Cultural Support for Human Trafficking

http://www.commdiginews.com/life/south-korea-maxims-cultural-support-for-human-trafficking-48972/

8/12/15: Korean Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

http://iamkoream.com/korean-man-sets-himself-on-fire-to-protest-japans-wartime-sex-slavery/

2/16/15: Courageous North Korean woman recounts years of sexual slavery and forced abortion without anesthesia

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/courageous-north-korean-woman-recounts-years-of-sexual-slavery-and-forced-a

12/14/14: Campaign to Educate Americans About Wartime Sex Slavery Underway

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/12/116_169867.html

11/28/14: South Korea’s Sex Industry Thrives Underground a Decade After Crackdown

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/11/28/south-koreas-sex-industry-thrives-underground-a-decade-after-crackdown/

10/7/14: FBI begin investigation into Korean karaoke hostess “doumi” agencies in America

http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2014/10/fbi-begin-investigation-into-korean-karaoke-hostess-doumi-agencies-in-america

10/2/14: Prostitution Finds New Forms to Sidestep Laws

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2995584

8/26/14 NEWS: 3 Accused of Running High-End Brothel in Irvine

 http://iamkoream.com/3-accused-of-running-high-end-brothel-in-irvine/

8/19/14 NEWS: Corporate Spending on Sexual ‘Entertainment’ Exceeds 1 Billion in S. Korea

http://iamkoream.com/corporate-spending-on-sexual-entertainment-exceeds-1-billion-in-skorea/

8/2/14 NEWS: California City Unveils ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2013/08/02/california-city-unveils-comfort-women-statue/

7/17/14 NEWS: South Korea Still Has Problems with Human Trafficking

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/647354.html

7/15/14: Claims South Korea Provided Sex Slaves for U.S. Troops Go to Court

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/07/15/claims-south-korea-provided-sex-slaves-for-u-s-troops-go-to-court/

7/4/14: After I was Trafficked for Sex, I Cried Every Night After Being Raped by American Soliders

http://m.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/770003.html

2/27/14 NEWS: Comfort Women Statues Spur Debate

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/27/national/comfort-women-statues-spur-debate/#.U-T6T_ldVRE

2/24/14: NEWS: Woman Sentenced in Alleged Edmonton Human Trafficking Case

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/02/25/woman-sentenced-in-alleged-edmonton-human-trafficking-case

1/31/14 NEWS: Police: High-end Drug and Prostitution Ring Busted on Super Bowl Week

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/super-bowl-prostitution-drug-ring/

12/12/13 NEWS: Philippine Embassy in South Korea Warns Against Human Trafficking of Filipinas as Wives and Entertainers

https://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/2013-06-27-21-50-36/public-advisory/1670-philippine-embassy-in-south-korea-warns-against-human-trafficking-of-filipinas-as-wives-and-entertainers

11/22/13 NEWS: Following Abuse Cases, International Marriages Drop in South Korea

http://iamkoream.com/following-abuse-cases-international-marriages-drop-in-south-korea/

10/28/13 NEWS: South Korean Sexual Assault Victims Pressured to Drop Charges

http://iamkoream.com/south-korean-sexual-assault-victims-pressured-to-drop-charges/

10/28/13 NEWS: Sex Trafficking Victims Fight Social Stigma

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/10/116_145081.html

10/14/13 NEWS: Int’l sex trafficking – Korea’s open secret

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/10/116_144301.html

9/24/13 NEWS: Korean Sex Trade Gets Meaner

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/09/116_143187.html

9/23/13 NEWS: “성매매업 화재 현장에 ‘여성 인권 기념관’을”

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/area/604314.html

9/6/13 NEWS: US Forces Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in Korea

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130906/NEWS06/309060027/U-S-forces-cracking-down-human-trafficking-Korea

9/2/13 NEWS: Is the prostitution law enforced?

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130902000661

6/20/13 NEWS: South Korea makes sex crime laws tougher

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130620/south-korea-makes-sex-crime-laws-tougher

6/13/13 NEWS: U.S. Military in Korea: Prostitution and Human Trafficking Reemerge in the Media

http://statesidelegal.org/us-military-korea-prostitution-and-human-trafficking-reemerge-media

4/29/13 NEWS: South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry

http://www.ibtimes.com/south-korea-thriving-sex-industry-powerful-wealthy-super-state-1222647/

4/20/13 NEWS: Government gets tougher on sex tourism
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2970444

4/10/13 NEWS:Female International Student Arrested For Operating LA Prostitution Ring

http://iamkoream.com/female-international-student-arrested-for-operating-la-prostitution-ring/

1/30/13 NEWS: Koreans ‘Biggest Clients of Prostitutes in Southeast Asia’

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/01/30/2013013001376.html

1/11/13 NEWS: Anti-Sex Trade Law Constitutionality to be Reviewed

http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2965339&cloc=joongangdaily%7Chome%7Cnewslist1

1/10/13 NEWS: Review the Special Anti-Sex Trafficking Act

http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2013011177418

1/7/13 NEWS: 4/14/14 NEWS: China Arrests Traffickers of N.Korean Women

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/01/17/2013011701277.html

12/10/12 NEWS: Myeong-dong Hiking Club

http://www.rjkoehler.com/2012/12/10/myeong-dong-hiking-club-still-pimping-korean-girls-to-japanese-tourists-doing-very-little-hiking/

12/7/12 NEWS: Subway Stations Main Location for Sex Trade of Runaway Youths

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/12/116_126389.html

11/30/12 NEWS: Sold In Seoul

http://www.the-protest.com/?p=60

9/5/12 NEWS: Room Salon King Put Behind Bars
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/09/117_119195.html

9/4/12 NEWS: South Korean National Accused of Laundering Money for Hostess Bars, Massage Parlors
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/south-korean-national-accused-of-laundering-money-for-hostess-bars-massage-parlors/123

6/19/12 NEWS: Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 for Republic of Korea

http://seoul.usembassy.gov/p_sr_061912rok.html

6/18/12 NEWS: June Cover Story: New Jamie Chung Film Brings Attention to Sex Trafficking

http://iamkoream.com/june-cover-story-new-jamie-chung-film-brings-attention-to-sex-trafficking/
2/27/12 NEWS: Outside US bases, former bar workers fight sex trafficking

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/07/113_105839.html

10/20/11 NEWS: Alleged rapes by U.S. soldiers ratchet up anger in South Korea

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/us-military-south-korea-status-of-forces-agreement-sofa-rapes-intenational-diplomacy.html

6/29/11 NEWS: US Wants Seoul To Do More Against Human Trafficking
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/06/29/2011062901217.html

3/30/09 NEWS: Reimagining Koreatown

http://iamkoream.com/reimagining-koreatown/

1/8/09 NEWS: Ex-Prostitutes Say South Korea and U.S. Enabled Sex Trade Near Bases

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/asia/08korea.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

9/10/07 NEWS: Sex Work in South Korea

http://www.amrc.org.hk/asian_labour_update_article/sex_workers/sex_work_in_south_korea

11/6/06 NEWS: Part I: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/466

11/6/06 NEWS: Part II: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/467

11/6/06 NEWS: Part III: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/468

11/6/06 NEWS: Part IV: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/469

10/8/06 NEWS: A Youthful Mistake
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A-YOUTHFUL-MISTAKE-You-Mi-was-a-typical-college-2487822.php

9/8/04 NEWS: Korea Must Counter Foreign Reports on Child Prostitution

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=14444

4/26/04 NEWS: Sex and Denial in South Korea

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/FE26Dg03.html

9/9/02 NEWS: Thousands of Women Forced Into Sexual Slavery For US Servicemen in South Korea

http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=6870