Ianfu: The Comfort Women of the Japanese Imperial Army of the Pacific War - Broken Silence (Japanese Studies v. 10)
By: David Andrew Schmidt (author)Hardback
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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.
The setting - shadow and light; the issue - South Korea's call for an apology, 1900; the Japanese government is officially sued, December 1991; the Japanese government admits a role in the "ianfu" issue in the face of overwhelming evidence, July 1992; Japan's annexation of Korea, 1910-1945, and the road to war - forced labor - implementation of the "ianfu" system - prostitutes and prostitution in Japan before World War II - war and the abuse of women; today's memories - scars that never heal - testimony of former "ianfu"; testimony of former Imperial Army soldiers; testimony of former United States soldiers; prospects for the future. Conclusion.
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