Comfort Women

Comfort Women

Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military During World War II

Book - 2000
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First brought to the attention of the Japanese public in 1991 when three Korean women filed suit in Tokyo District Court charging that they were forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese military during World War II, the existence of comfort stations and the military's role in running them have been hotly debated in Japan. How large a role did the military, and by extension the government, play in setting up and administering these camps? Were the women in actuality willing prostitutes freely offering their services, as some officials have averred, or victims of deception and, in some cases, kidnapping?
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780231120326
Branch Call Number: 940.5405/YOSH
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, Suzanne


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Mar 31, 2015

It shouldn't come as any surprise given the fairly recent news coverage of Chinese officials expressing anger when Japanese strong-men deny it all, or hint the women wanted it. To the 21st Century Japanese it didn't happen, but if it did, it was necessary and justified, and the women secretly hungered to be raped by Japanese men anyway. Similar to the phenomenon of every Japanese today wants to have a bite of the last whale on earth and is willing to pay big bucks for the chance. Even if those whales are contaminated by the radioactive water the Japanese are dumping into the North Pacific constantly.


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