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

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

By: Yuki Tanaka (author)Hardback

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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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Contents

Introduction 1. The Origins of the Comfort Women System 2. Procurement of Comfort Women and their Lives as Sexual Slaves 3. Comfort Women in Dutch East Indies 4. Why did the US Forces Ignore the Comfort Women Issue? 5. Sexual Violence Committed by the Allied Occupation Forces Against Japanese Women 1945-1946 6. Japanese Comfort Women for the Allied Occupation Forces Epilogue

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415194006
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780415194006
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415194008

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