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

User Review  - Lucy Sheen - Goodreads

This is an uncompromising read, that illustrates the depths, the depravities and the sheer cruelty that one human being can extend to another. The Japanese revisionist say that none of this happened ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Chi Pham - Goodreads

This book bears the style of Japanese scholarly research: lots of historical facts/evidence, interesting tales, with no clear argument. The significant portion of historical analysis lies in the ... Read full review

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