Supplement: Academic Integrity at Stake

Quelle: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Number 2 | Article ID 5544 | Mar 01, 2021
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Supplement to Special Issue: Academic Integrity at Stake:
The Ramseyer Article - Four Letters (Table of Contents)

Edited by Alexis Dudden

Four Letters - edited by Alexis Dudden

In December 2020, Harvard Law School Professor J. Mark Ramseyer circulated his new
article “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War” that was accepted for publication in the March
2021 issue of the International Review of Law and Economics. In January 2021, Ramseyer
subsequently published an op-ed in Japan Forward describing the “comfort-women-sexslave-
story” as “pure fiction.” In both publications, Ramseyer ignored the extensive
literature by Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Anglophone authors, and the documentary
record detailing the Japanese military’s wartime system of military sexual slavery.

An Internet search reveals the international uproar that has ensued in recent weeks, and
this Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus special issue publishes an initial four essays to rebut
the Ramseyer article. The authors document serious violations of scholarly standards and
methods that strike at the heart of academic integrity.

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus holds academic freedom as a core value. We also
prize adherence to truth and social justice. - Alexis Dudden

1. The ‘Comfort Women’ Issue, Freedom of Speech, and Academic Integrity: A Study Aid - Tessa Morris-Suzuki

2. Letter by Concerned Scholars Regarding J. Mark Ramseyer, “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War - Amy Stanley, Hannah Shepherd, Sayaka Chatani, David Ambaras, Chelsea Szendi Schieder

3. Statement - Andrew Gordon and Carter Eckert

4. The Abuse of History: A Brief Response to J. Mark Ramseyer’s ‘Contracting for Sex’ - Alexis Dudden

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