"Sex slaves" of the U.S. Army

Washington Post's editorial says PM Abe is right to blame North Korea's refusal of response to Japan's request for more information about abduction but wrong to refuse Japan's responsibility of military abduction during WW2:
What's odd -- and offensive -- is his parallel campaign to roll back Japan's acceptance of responsibility for the abduction, rape and sexual enslavement of tens of thousands of women during World War II. [...]Historians say that up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and other Asian countries were enslaved and that Japanese soldiers participated in abductions. Many survivors of the system have described their horrifying experiences, including three who recently testified to Congress.
This is, to be sorry, one more false accusation based on the wrong reporting of the Asahi Shimbun and the misleading apology of Japanese government. No historian says "Japanese soldiers participated in abductions". Even Prof. Yoshimi, who blames "sex slaves", admits there is no evidence that the Army abducted the women. And no witness credibly testified that they were kidnapped by the Army. In fact, there is little controversy among historians about these facts.

It's striking that western media are herding to attack Abe as a "revisionist" without factual ground. No, Washington Post, it's you that is revising history. The "comfort women" were commercial prostitutes supervised by the Army, which were common to many countries. For example, the U.S. Army had such a system called Recreation and Amusement Association after WW2 in Japan. It's a double talk to blame Japan's military prostitution while keeping silence about RAA.

In addition to the RAA after WW2, which was set up by Japanese government for it, the U.S. Army committed "state rape" in the Vietnam War. If you blame Japanese government, you should also blame the United States government.

Comments

Virginia Foxxe said…
Show me a war, and I will show you countless rape victims. The men are trained to become savages, and they do just that. They are trained into believing themselves to be right and just, and the enemy to be sub-human. Therefore whatever they do to the enemy, including the civilian women in the enemy homeland, can be justified in their warped reasoning. That is the way wars have always been since time immortal. And unless the human race puts an end to all wars, that it the way it will always be for as long as the human race continues to inhabit this or any other planet.
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People who talk about this "sex slaves of Japan army" always look like confusing non-facts with some facts.

Fact 1: There were some prostitutes and whorehouse in any countries and any time, especially in war time.
Only Japan was not special and strange.

Fact 2: Japan Army in WW2 basically monitored whorehouse in Korea and China because they try to prevent some infectious disease among soldiers.

Fact 3: There were some commercial dealers who unfairly traded prostitutes with their parents.
This is also not so rare thing.

However,
there have not been any evidence Japan Army enforce some women to be prostitute as "sex slave" .
Thus, the story of enslaving women by Japan Army is totally false tale which was intentionally made.

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