Ianfu, the Comfort Women of the Japanese Imperial Army of the Pacific War: Broken Silence

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Edwin Mellen Press, 2000 - History - 218 pages
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Three former comfort women, Koreans, broke their silence in 1991 and sued the Japanese government and requested a formal apology and reparations. Their lawsuit made the international community aware of the ianfu issue, which had been concealed for half a century.

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The Japanese government is officially sued December 1991
The Japanese government admits a role in the ianfu issue in the face

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David Andrew Schmidt is a professor of Japanese. He has spent time as a research fellow at Tsukuba University and Chiba University, Japan, and Yonsei University, South Korea.

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