Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the US Occupation

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Routledge, 2002 - History - 212 pages
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Japan's Comfort Women tells the harrowing story of the "comfort women" who were forced to enter prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial army, often living in appalling conditions of sexual slavery. Using a wide range of primary sources, the author for the first time links military controlled prostitution with enforced prostitution. He uncovers new and controversial information about the role of the US' occupation forces in military controlled prostitution, as well as the subsequent "cover-up" of the existence of such a policy. This groundbreaking book asks why US occupation forces did little to help the women, and argues that military authorities organised prostitution to prevent the widespread incidence of GI rape of Japanese women, and to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

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This is a profoundly disturbing book about the phenomenon of comfort women - women forced into sexual service by the Japanese military in WWII - and the similar exploitation of Japanese women by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice Jennings - Goodreads

The main thing I remember it that this book is an excellent source for providing endless accounts of rape during and after the war. Well written but not for the faint of heart. Made me cry a bit the stories are so horrible Read full review

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