Comfort Women

Comfort Women

Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military During World War II

Book - 2000
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This is the first English publication of a Japanese book about the forced sexual slavery of the so-called comfort women of World War II. Rarely discussed in recent history until three Korean women came forward in 1991, the Japanese Army systematically rounded up mostly foreign women (some estimates put the number at 200,000) during the war, imprisoned them in "comfort houses" and forced them to engage in sexual activities with Japanese military personnel. This book is a discussion of the phenomenon, and examines the process by which women were taken, transported, and enslaved. A leading theme is the on-going debate over the extent of the Japanese government's involvement in providing comfort women for their soldiers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780231120326
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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