Comfort women on PBS
Yoshihisa Komori of Sankei Shimbun talked with Fareed Zakaria on a PBS program "Foreign Exchange" on March 30. See it on Google Video (from 11'20") and its transcription. It shows the sad fact that even professional journaist is ignorant of history.
Zakaria: But the military was paying for it--just to get at this institutional nature of--of the sex trade; as I understand it the soldiers were not paying for the prostitutes. The military as--as an institution was paying--was contracting with the intermediaries, buying the services of these women and providing them to its--to its soldiers.
Komori: But each soldier was paying--that--the individual.
Zakaria: The individual?
Komori: The individual...