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    Comfort Women Essay

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    “military comfort women” during World War Two when Korea was under Japanese rule. In fact, a ‘comfort woman’ is an inappropriate word for the female victims; a ‘sex slave’ is the correct term. Although the sex slave is the right term, people use the ‘comfort women’ because it is well known by many people and sounds smoother than the sex slave. When Korea was under Japanese rule,…

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    institution built on oppression, in which the cost of the war was the freedom of women. Most scholars argue that many conditions within Japanese history, culture, and society led to the system that ultimately enslaved women within institutionalized prostitution. The democratic practice that was developed in the Taisho Period was ended by the authoritarian system of “ultra-nationalistic ideology.” This forced the nation to take the “deviant path of mobilization for war.” The impact of…

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    Japanese Comfort Women

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    extortion of comfort women during World War II has only been brought to light in the early 1990’s when nineteen of the remaining comfort women survivors broke decades of silence and shared their personal experiences of Japan’s army-run comfort stations. From the development of the stations, the actual procurement of women and the sexism and dehumanization present in the comfort camps, the Japanese government fully supported and approved a war crime “to exploit in warfare” to oppress women and…

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    Korean Comfort Women

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    a toy, as a human being I meant nothing, that's how it felt during the Japanese era." –Niyem (A Korean woman who was forced to be a sex slave during the World War II) This quote expresses the horrid life experience of many different women during the World War II. As full scale war advanced in 1930s, Japan felt the necessity to devise a system of “comfort” and “leisure” for their soldiers. The soldiers were inclined to seek sexual outlets in the local society. Because Japanese soldiers were…

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    In this segment we are bringing attention to comfort women; the Japanese Army forced comfort women into sexual slavery during World War II. Comfort women have endured so much pain that they are requesting to receive an apology from Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe and they would like to receive an $8 million dollar compensational fund for the survivors. Many of the survivors believe that what they are asking for isn’t enough to pay for everything they have suffered. Christine Ahn states that…

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    As most Filipino comfort women decided to finally embark on the way toward justice, they were stopped by opposition and criticisms. For instance, memories of abuse by comfort women opposes the claim that comfort station functions to prevent rape cases. According to the Japanese officials, the “comfort stations” built during World War II serves to “prevent rape and sexually transmitted disease.” (Yoko 54). This is because during war times, Japanese armies performed numerous sexual crimes toward…

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    In Japan’s Comfort Women, subtitled the Sexual slavery and prostitution during World War II and the US occupation, the author Yuki Tanaka unearths a topic largely undiscussed throughout history. Published by Routledge in 2002, Tanaka goes into depth about the history of the exploitation of thousands of women used as comfort women, a euphemism for sexual slavery, for Japanese soldiers. The book is broken up into six chapters, including an epilogue, which focus on the different areas regarding…

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    A Gesture Life Summary

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    A Gesture Life is about a Korean man Franklin “Doc” Hata, who was adopted at a young age and raised in a Japanese family. Hata is in his seventies, and lives in a suburban town, Bedley Run. He is content with his big house, and the relationships he has made from owning a local medical supply shop, “Sunny’s”, which he sold to a young couple. Hata begins to have flashbacks to his time serving for the Japanese army in Burma. He hides his Korean origins during his time in war, until a group of…

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    stories from covered sources including real confirmations from previous solace ladies. The other then goes on to say "This study of the Japanese system of military sexual slavery is an attempt to understand the origins, uses, and abuses of the system, and to tell the stories of this who ordered and implemented it, as well as those of the many Asian women victims (p.1). The creator makes it his main goal to follow and uncover the encounters of the military structure of the Japanese. Through this…

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    Through these rescued and escaped victims, we are able to get a glimpse into the world of trafficking and also able to see the after effects of being involved in forced labor and sex slavery. An example of socially accepted human trafficking for its time, is "comfort women" in Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. During World War II, women and young girls from Asian countries were captured or sold by family members to Japanese soldiers for the use of sexual companionship in attempts to boost…

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