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

TitleJapan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the US Occupation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsTanaka, Toshiyuki
Number of Pages212
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon ; New York
Abstract

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. Tanaka 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.

URLhttps://books.google.com/books?id=auqCyUi5Dq0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ViewAPI
Short TitleJapan's Comfort Women
Reprint Edition2007
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