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No documents confirm military coerced ‘comfort women,’ Japan envoy tells U.N.

Kyodo

Japan has found no documents confirming that the “comfort women” were forcefully recruited by military or government authorities, a Japanese envoy told a U.N. panel Tuesday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama made that claim during a session in Geneva of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

The belief that women were forced into sexual servitude is based on the false accounts of the late Seiji Yoshida, Sugiyama said.

Yoshida claimed to have forcibly taken women from the island of Jeju, then under Japanese colonial rule and now part of South Korea, and forced them into sexual labor for the Japanese military before and during World War II.

The Asahi Shimbun in 2014 retracted articles that reported Yoshida’s accounts, Sugiyama noted.

He also briefed the U.N. committee on the historic Japan-South Korean accord reached in December to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the protracted dispute over Korean women who were procured for Japan’s wartime military brothels.

At the outset of his statement at the U.N. panel, Sugiyama said Japan will have a leading role in making the 21st century a time when women’s human rights are not violated.

A South Korean Foreign Ministry official on Wednesday rebutted Sugiyama’s claims.

“It’s a historical fact and has been recognized by the international community that (the comfort women) were forcefully recruited,” the official said.

“We urge Japan to refrain from words and deeds that could impair the spirit of the agreement (between South Korea and Japan on the comfort women) late last year,” the official said.

The panel is tasked with monitoring nations’ compliance with the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It is scheduled to issue its findings March 7 regarding Japan and other nations under review.

  • Liars N. Fools

    Shame, shame, shame, Japan.

    • Fred Orangefield

      Why shame? Perhaps because Japan has been too quiet so far, putting up with the lies of anti-Japan people? In this sense, I agree. But they should not be ashamed of themselves to tell the truths from now on.

      • blondein_tokyo

        Oh, I see. The comfort women made up those stories only to shame Japan. Japan has never done anythig wrong, ever. — end sarcasm.

  • Pink Floyd

    Alas the disgusting revisionism by Japan continues after they paid off the koreans to keep their mouth shut. There were no documents to “confirm” sexual slavery because the Japanese army at the time destroyed all the evidence.

    • jam awns

      No witness has existed. Even family of CW has never witnessed and testified. No one laid a complaint before the police nor the public in those days unless Korean has appealed kidnapped or coerced recruitment, except real Korean crime cases Japan cracked down.

      • Pink Floyd

        Total incoherent response, just like the way your brain must be working and the rest of the net uyoku.

      • jam awns

        You can challenge me logically, not reactionary nor slur, if you can. I am here.

      • Pink Floyd

        Total incoherent response, just like the way your brain must be working and the rest of the net uyoku.

      • Pink Floyd

        Total incoherent response, just like the way your brain must be working and the rest of the net uyoku.

      • Pink Floyd

        Total incoherent response, just like the way your brain must be working and the rest of the net uyoku.

    • Fred Orangefield

      Revisions are needed when something found to be wrong. As simple as that! Do you not revise before exams?

      • Pink Floyd

        how’s the Kool Aid today…. tasty?

  • Take Uchi

    Testimonies? Lee Yong-soo lies,lies,lies.
    Her testimonies aren’t consistent and have changed to available for Japan-bashing.And she is the national heroin in Korea.Hahaha.

  • Roy Warner

    No documents? Imagine that! And North Korea found nothing on Japanese abductees, either.

    • jam awns

      Imagine that NO witness has existed. Even family of CW has never witnessed and testified. No one laid a complaint before the police nor the public in those days unless Korean has appealed kidnapped or coerced recruitment, except real Korean crime cases Japan cracked down.

  • KenjiAd

    Next time I see “Comfort women” in the title, I swear I won’t click on it. I’m getting sick and tired of the whole thing – no progress, same old squabble from both sides.

    • http://ameblo.jp/cluttered-talk/ Michiko

      Who the h*ll to say so.
      You stop meddling when you are taking no risk on your own shoulder.
      Mind your own business when you are off Japan.
      Just shut your mouth up.
      No risk, no say.

  • Clickonthewhatnow

    I thought the agreement between Japan and Korea meant there would be no more of this? How I would love for it to just be settled, and Japanese government members would be fined or potentially removed from office for stirring the pot again.

  • J.P. Bunny

    “We looked in our desk drawers and behind the sofa and found no documents. Guess that proves nothing nasty ever happened.”

  • 151E

    It was a forgone conclusion that this government, which even has the audacity to deny Japan’s war time foreign aggression (see Abe, April 23rd, 2013), would find itself innocent of coercing women into its “comfort stations”. Also not surprising that no documents were found (in what I’m sure was an exhaustive search) since orders were given at the end of the war, by both the military the the Imperial Household Ministry, to destroy all potentially damning documents. Hard to find material evidence of your own crimes after you’ve destroyed it all.

    And to the apologists I’d ask: Are we really to believe that all the testimony of former Korean, Chinese, and Dutch ‘comfort women’ are nothing more than scurrilous lies and a base attempt to extort money? Or is it possible, that the same government responsible for Unit 731, might not have been above deceit and coercion if needed to fill the ranks of its military brothels? Whose word would you take on the matter? Or go ask Yasuhiro Nakasone.

    • jam awns

      You said 731, so let me confirm your fundamentally basic historical recognition.
      (Response to Unit 731)
      ‘Select Documents on Japanese War Crimes and Japanese Biological Warfare, 1934-2006’
      This official record of evidence, the United States government has denied the existence of germ warfare and human experimentation. 54 pages, is a survey about the human experimentation in Manchuria.
      Q:
      Does the United States Government have evidence that biological experiments were conducted on prisoners by Unit 731 in Manchuria during World War II.
      A: (The United States Government)
      We have not been able to locate conclusive evidence that POW’s were the subject of biological warfare experiments.

      • 151E

        You took one selective quote, summarising one report in a long chronological overview of events. I can play the same game:

        > Takeshi Kino described human experiments at Harbin under Gen. Wakamatsu & Maj. Hosaka for the Ishii BKA. Uncertain if experiments were performed on Chinese laborers or POWs. (Note: Japanese references to “POWs” often included Russians and Chinese captured from other parts of Manchuria & China. It does not specifically reference the Allied POWs held at Hoten POW camps.)

        > Interrogation of Maj. Gen. Kiyoshi Kawashima disclosed Japanese experiments in dropping plague-infected fleas from airplanes and of undertaking human experiments. These statement marked important official admissions by Japanese of these activities [JWC 137, 138, 139].

        > Hiroshi UEKI accused Shiro ISHII of establishing “a large-scale human experiment station” at Harbin where he “executed brutal experiments on many Allied POWs” [see JWC 258/8a & 242/18].

        > Imagi alleged that Ishii operated a secret laboratory near Harbin where humans were inoculated with glanders. Further, ISHII used Tokyo & Kyoto Imperial medical Laboratories for the same purpose. As a consequence, SCAP Legal Section consolidated war crimes cases No. 91 & 330 [JWC 242/21].

        > Hisashi OKADA reports to CinCFE that bacteriological experiments were conducted on POWs at the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Tokyo [JWC 258/18].

        However, as we all know, Ishii and others were granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for their co-operation as outlined in these documents:

        > “SCAP Legal Section, Investigative Division Case No. 330”: SCAP Intelligence Division (G-2) classified the entire case as SECRET and stopped all further investigation by SCAP Legal Section, Investigative Division [see JWC 261/4, JWC 285].

        > SCAP G-2 notes “documentary immunity from war crimes will be provided to Ishii and others in exchange for cooperation and full disclosure” [JWC 152].

        > SWNCC concluded the value of Japanese BW information outweighed war crimes prosecution and pressed for granting immunity [JWC 163].

        However, if you are still in doubt/denial about Japan’s conduct during the war, may I suggest you read some of the firsthand testimony by Dr. Yuasa Ken, who did group surgical training and ‘practice’ vivisections, or that of Dr. Yoshimura Hisato, who conducted research on frostbite using POWs as living subjects.

        Which takes us back to my original point that, it is not inconceivable that a government with such low regard for the life and suffering of those they conquered might, if faced with a lack of patriotic volunteers, resort to deception and coercion to help fill the ranks of its military brothels.

  • AJ

    Why does it feel very much like you started with the conclusion and then spent several hours looking in survey reports or books to confirm it?

    • Take Uchi

      If you have some time and some historical knowledge,please read testimonies. As you trace one’s testimonies,you sometimes notice that she’s changing the testimonies.And if you have the historical knowledge,in some case,clearly, the testimonies describe experiences in the Korean War.

    • Take Uchi

      If you have some time and some historical knowledge,please read testimonies. As you trace one’s testimonies,you sometimes notice that she’s changing the testimonies.And if you have the historical knowledge,in some case,clearly, the testimonies describe experiences in the Korean War.

    • Pink Floyd

      The guy is a far right winger, there are lots of them in Japan and when it comes to delusion they could turn it into an Olympic sport where Japan would get all the Gold medals.

    • createpeace

      it is because korea and china tell
      a lot. behind every strange things, there is china and communists including Japanese ones in the far east.
      the confort women issue, the world biggest propagana is not the past story but the war now. As you can see the invading of tibet and soutern islands, however China tells a lie that she has contributed the world peace all the time.

  • tisho

    That’s like denying the holocaust and the international media doesn’t even care to report on it. Absolutely disgusting. It shows you the level of social development over the last 60 years in Japan, pretty much non-existent.

    • Pink Floyd

      non existent indeed, in fact they want to go back to the Edo period of zero human rights, complete serfdom, feudalism and of course no foreigners… google Nippon Kaigi

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • blondein_tokyo

        Wow. Now that is some weapons-grade revisionist BS.
        Or am I not catching the sarcasm?
        Is this a Poe? LOL…it HAS to be a Poe.

      • createpeace

        i had introduced you the historical evidences no one can ignore. but you prefer bashing and a hate speach.

      • blondein_tokyo

        Let’s see. I support the women who have been raped, and you call them liars.

        I don’t think I’m the hater, here.

      • createpeace

        You mean, now? Which women? Aren’t they different from the old comfort women?
        Thinking about all of your old comments to me, I think you have a tendency to mix up so many things in a different era, in a different place and a different common sense. I have never written about a victim in the 21 st century.

      • createpeace

        And you are the hater. You don’t remember what you wrote.

      • blondein_tokyo

        I accused you of being a Poe, because what you wrote was so incredibly out there.

        I’m not so sure now. I’m beginning to think you actually believe what you wrote, which is even worse.

      • blondein_tokyo

        I accused you of being a Poe, because what you wrote was so incredibly out there.

        I’m not so sure now. I’m beginning to think you actually believe what you wrote, which is even worse.

      • createpeace

        And you are the hater. You don’t remember what you wrote.

      • createpeace

        i had introduced you the historical evidences no one can ignore. but you prefer bashing and a hate speach.

      • Pink Floyd

        You are deluded… Edo was a time of feudalism where anyone who said a wrong word got their heads cut off in an instant… yeah that was really progressive, meanwhile most of Japanese culture comes from China and Korea.

      • createpeace

        there are many edo scholars around me and what you mentioned is not true. you over generalized like china or koreans.
        the culture came from 5th century or so. but in japan, shintoism is much older. china and korea are now completly different. they are run by aoother trives now. there is no culture like seeing cherry blossoms in china now. many japanese miss ancient chinese culture which isappeared centuries ago.

      • Pink Floyd

        Don’t bother replying to me again, i have had enough ignorance for one day… your delusions are too rigid for anyone to get through to you… good luck with Nippon Kaigi, I’m sure they will bring everyone in Japan back 100 years much to the delight of people like you. .. goodbye

      • Pink Floyd

        Don’t bother replying to me again, i have had enough ignorance for one day… your delusions are too rigid for anyone to get through to you… good luck with Nippon Kaigi, I’m sure they will bring everyone in Japan back 100 years much to the delight of people like you. .. goodbye

      • Pink Floyd

        yeah right, people looked at pics of flowers and fireworks and they were happy meanwhile they had no human rights , no concept of privacy or individualism, but who cares , they had flowers and fireworks to look at … the absurdity of your comment is mind boggling.

      • createpeace

        They also had water infrastructure, a bath and a toilet. Most of them went to school and could read such papers and ate sushi and watched theater plays.
        Mongolian nomad people have no privacy. In Philippine or in South America, a family sleep in a small room. In Asia and coutries surrounding the Pacific Ocean, no privacy doesn’t bother. The culture is difference.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

      • createpeace

        the koreanes in the annexation era had human rights and more than 80 percent of politicians and plicemen were koreans in japan at the era. japan was very democratic and she protected Jewish people’s human rights, too.
        and have you ever seen ukiyoe pictures and tabloid papers which tell things like the best 40 sight seeing places in japan or the best 40flowers adored by people written in edo period? people really enjoyed their life. There were fire works every night in summer and its ukiyoe picture exists. your recognition is not based from these historical evidences.

    • jam awns

      You say holocaust. May I ask you which number Jewish people were killed, 6 million or 1.5 million? 6 million is based on 4 million of USSR propaganda. immediately after USSR was destroyed, In 1989 in the former concentration camp of Auschwitz changed the number into 1.5 million on inscribed
      No witness has existed. Even family of CW has never witnessed and testified. No one laid a complaint before the police nor the public in those days unless Korean has appealed kidnapped or coerced recruitment, except real Korean crime cases Japan cracked down.

      • J.P. Bunny

        “No witness has existed.” I guess all of this is completely made up by some conspiracy group with nothing better to do than set up this elaborate hoax. Certainly makes the X-Files look like kiddy play.

    • jam awns

      You say holocaust. May I ask you which number Jewish people were killed, 6 million or 1.5 million? 6 million is based on 4 million of USSR propaganda. immediately after USSR was destroyed, In 1989 in the former concentration camp of Auschwitz changed the number into 1.5 million on inscribed
      No witness has existed. Even family of CW has never witnessed and testified. No one laid a complaint before the police nor the public in those days unless Korean has appealed kidnapped or coerced recruitment, except real Korean crime cases Japan cracked down.

    • Fred Orangefield

      You need to learn that CWI originates primarily in the lies of Seiji Yoshida and fanned by Asahi Shimbun. That’s what’s being said by the government official. If you don’t want to hear the story you don’t like, I understand.

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    • Download

      Did you know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing also didn’t happen? It’s all anti-USA propaganda.

      • tisho

        I am seriously starting to think that a lot of those Japanese have some mental issues, i am not even joking or mocking them. If you look at the way they ”think”, it’s hard to conceive that that’s an adult human speaking. Either those people have some mental issues, or they are at the same mental level of development as a child, i see no other explanation. I can understand if you have been misinformed, which i know is the case with them, but to have this type of thinking as an adult human is simply abnormal.

  • Pink Floyd

    no upvotes for you sonny jim

  • Red Chairman Toad

    >>1944 US report stated here Japanese agent arrive in Korea and deceive women into becoming comfort women.

    Japanese “agent” is not equal to the military? Also no word “deception” or such appear in texts.

    In fact, overall descriptions of women’s life in the document are far from what is called “sex slavery”. I question your level of literacy.

    • Download

      Are you that stupid that you need everything to spell out for you? Read the recruitment part.

      >Early in May of 1942 Japanese agents arrived in Korea for the purpose of enlisting Korean girls for “comfort service” in newly conquered Japanese territories in Southeast Asia. The nature of this “service” was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy. The inducement used by these agents was plenty of money, an opportunity to pay off the family debts, easy work, and the prospect of a new life in a new land, Singapore. On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.

      The majority of the girls were ignorant and uneducated, although a few had been connected with “oldest profession on earth” before. The contract they signed bound them to Army regulations and to war for the “house master ” for a period of from six months to a year depending on the family debt for which they were advanced …

      • Red Chairman Toad

        The key question is “who” was responsible for recruitment. Again Japanese agent is not equal to the military official. No proof in the documents.

        >>On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.

        Such human trafficking through “deceptive” manner is pretty common regardless of time and place, peace or wartime. Why picking a particular case in particular time and place while staying blind to any others? Note that it was not “forced” recruitment such as abduction, as earlier claimed by ROK (even Korean officials are admitting this point, but now tactically shifting the focus to “slavery conditions” But that’s totally another story, we better distinguish the two.

      • Download

        Yeah, no proof Japanese agent is equal to military since all the other document been burned as other commenters said. Why pick that particular story? It because Japan deny it? Other people do not deny it.

      • Download

        Yeah, no proof Japanese agent is equal to military since all the other document been burned as other commenters said. Why pick that particular story? It because Japan deny it? Other people do not deny it.

      • Red Chairman Toad

        The key question is “who” was responsible for recruitment. Again Japanese agent is not equal to the military official. No proof in the documents.

        >>On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.

        Such human trafficking through “deceptive” manner is pretty common regardless of time and place, peace or wartime. Why picking a particular case in particular time and place while staying blind to any others? Note that it was not “forced” recruitment such as abduction, as earlier claimed by ROK (even Korean officials are admitting this point, but now tactically shifting the focus to “slavery conditions” But that’s totally another story, we better distinguish the two.

  • Red Chairman Toad

    >>1944 US report stated here Japanese agent arrive in Korea and deceive women into becoming comfort women.

    Japanese “agent” is not equal to the military? Also no word “deception” or such appear in texts.

    In fact, overall descriptions of women’s life in the document are far from what is called “sex slavery”. I question your level of literacy.

  • John L. Odom

    Few crimes are fully documented by the perpetrators

  • solodoctor

    So soon after Japan has ‘finally resolved’ the Comfort Women issue with S Korea and now one of its governmental officials is back to making the same denials and attempts to refute one witness? Will Abe publicly rebuke this official and then fire him? Otherwise, the S Koreans will, once again, believe that the apologies offered in December were not genuine.

  • jam awns

    [Points of Comfort Women issue regarding Korea.]

    1. Perjury was the testimony by Seiji Yosida in 1980’s. He was the ONLY person who confessed his crime about comfort women issue. Asahi Simbun had published articles 16 times by citing the Yoshida’s testimony as the true story over the world, and finally and officially admitted that his perjury was fabrication in August 2014.

    2. Groups of 200,000 young female workers organized on Japan worked at factories. On Dec 10 1991 and on Jan 11 1992, Asahi Shimbun deliberately distorted them as Comfort Women or highly paid prostitute for propaganda purpose. Asahi had already admitted it fabrication due to Takashi Uemura reporter’s confusion and immature review.

    3. Never appeared has even a person nor even CW’s family, who had witnessed the forced recruitment from annexation period to this day, though Korea has appealed thousands of comfort woman victims.

    4. Never found has been any evidence of JPN’s coerced prostitution in JPN gov., JPN military, Korean gov., Korean local gov., Korean police and the U.S. gov.

    5. Never existed has any comfort woman’s testimony saying ‘JPN moved me forcibly’, while existed testimony ‘Business agents kidnapped me’ and ‘My father sold me.’

  • jam awns

    [Points of Comfort Women issue regarding Korea.]

    1. Perjury was the testimony by Seiji Yosida in 1980’s. He was the ONLY person who confessed his crime about comfort women issue. Asahi Simbun had published articles 16 times by citing the Yoshida’s testimony as the true story over the world, and finally and officially admitted that his perjury was fabrication in August 2014.

    2. Groups of 200,000 young female workers organized on Japan worked at factories. On Dec 10 1991 and on Jan 11 1992, Asahi Shimbun deliberately distorted them as Comfort Women or highly paid prostitute for propaganda purpose. Asahi had already admitted it fabrication due to Takashi Uemura reporter’s confusion and immature review.

    3. Never appeared has even a person nor even CW’s family, who had witnessed the forced recruitment from annexation period to this day, though Korea has appealed thousands of comfort woman victims.

    4. Never found has been any evidence of JPN’s coerced prostitution in JPN gov., JPN military, Korean gov., Korean local gov., Korean police and the U.S. gov.

    5. Never existed has any comfort woman’s testimony saying ‘JPN moved me forcibly’, while existed testimony ‘Business agents kidnapped me’ and ‘My father sold me.’

  • jam awns

    JPN owes the responsibility for the consequence which made women must had lived on hardship. JPN have apologized her mis-achievement of the supervisory responsibility. Importantly, Japan was not the crime party.

    JPN had strong relation with the military brothels in the way showing moral examples of humanitarian manner, such as medical check, appropriate management and construction, but never with coerced recruitment.

    On Jan 7 2016, a Seattle-area investigation has resulted in the shutdown of two sex-trafficking websites, the shuttering of 12 brothels and the arrest of about a dozen people. In Seattle, U.S., prostituted women from South Korea were forced to work often for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to pay off debts.

    Do you think that the U.S. should apologize and compensate for those women?

    Please imagine,

    What do you think if creditors require you $1 billion repayment for your $1,000 loan without any document?

    How do you think if someone sues you as robber without any evidence and witness?

    Japan of course never deny crimes happened such as Semarang case. JPN was not perfect. Still today, rape and kidnap happen in Japan.

    What JPN denies is officially organized forced recruitment by JPN government and Military as well as the number 200,000 Korea appeals.

    JPN comfort women system was quite different from western slavery business that western hunted Africans as animals and brought them to new land as slaves and sex slaves.

    Imperial Japan did not systematically implement forced recruitment and management.

    Imperial Japan outsourced the leisure house called comfort house and Korean merchants recruited women by advertisement in newspaper.

    The word ‘sex slaves’ was invented to undermine JPN by a JPN communist lawyer, Etsuro Tozuka.

  • jam awns

    Basic 13 questions about comfort women issue related with Japan.

    (1)What Korean men were doing if their wives or daughters were abducted for sex slaves? Why did NOT those men defend women and protest against criminals?

    (2)Mayors of ALL villages in Korea were ALL Korean, NO EXCEPTION.

    What were mayors doing if so many women in their towns were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (3)The military police in Korea who clamp down military soldier’s misconduct were ALL Korean, NO EXCEPTION because Korean language was necessary for duty.

    What Korean military police were doing if Japanese military in Korea came to a village and took women?

    (4)About 40% of governors of prefectures (equivalent to state in the U.S.) were Korean.

    What were Korean governors doing if so many women in their prefectures were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (5)There was a Korean lawmaker of the House of Representatives in Tokyo.

    What was he doing and why didn’t he complain if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (6)There were many Korean members of the House of Loads. Their power was so strong and cannot be compared to current member of the House of Council (Similar to the U.S. Senators).

    Why didn’t they say anything if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (7)There were so many Korean dukes and counts as Nobleman.

    What were they doing if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (8)Furthermore, there were so many Korean in the Japan’s imperial family. They were Yi imperial family whose rank was higher than Japan’s imperial prince. The rank was (1) Japanese emperor, (2) Yi imperial family, (3)Japan’s crown prince.

    Why didn’t they complain if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?

    (9)Just after the Asia-Pacific war, Syngman Ree came back from the U.S. He started anti-Japan campaign in the fierce manner. He started to demand money for Korean People who fought for Japan. Notwithstanding, Syngman Ree did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?

    (10)Toward the Japan-Korea Basic Relation Treaty in 1965, both Japan and Korea had negotiated for 14 years. During 14 years, Korean government did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?

    (Here, a disclosed confidential document mentioned that South Korea had explained Comfort Women issues to Japan and settled it on the treaty. )

    (11)From 1965 to 1991 for 26 years, Korean government and Korean mass media did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?

    (12)The person started abduction story was Japanese. The abduction story was fabricated by a Japanese, Seiji Yoshida. Later he admitted his fabrication. Also, Cheju Newspaper in Korea, August 14, 1989 had revealed“Coerced comfort women by Japan is fiction” U.N. Coomaraswamy report E/CN.4/1996/53 in 1996 and United States House of Representatives proposed House Resolution 121 in 2007 were based on such Seiji Yoshida’s perjury. Revised U.S. resolution 121 report removed Yoshida’s perjury on April 3 2007 but its public hearing on Feb 25 2007 was based on the Yoshida’s perjury.

    Why does Korea still want to stick the Yoshida’s perjury?

    (13)Korea accepted the apology of Kono DANGO but still require further apology. Therefore, Japan tried to review Kono DANGO due to insufficient. However Korea criticized Japan in order not to review the Kono DANGO.

    Why does Korea criticize making the past to be recognized honestly and fairly and to be accounted clearly?

    Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and people in Sakhalin were considered as people evenly protected/embraced by Japanese Emperor. If Korean women and children were taken forcibly to be sex slaves, Emperor Showa would never have allowed that.

    • blondein_tokyo

      My questions are,
      1) Exactly how much time did you spend on a post in whcih you are trying to exonerate and justify rape?
      2) What kind of a monster tries to exonerate and justify rape?

      • jam awns

        You can challenge me logically, not reactionary nor slur, if you can. I am here.

      • blondein_tokyo

        That was sarcasm, not a slur. And I’m not interested in discussing this with you, because your “logic” is not logic. I’d rather just point out how ridiculous you are.

      • jam awns

        Bless you.

    • AJ

      I think several of these points are facetious and non-serious.

      So Koreans were mayors of local townships and villages. What are they supposed to do to oppose colonial authorities who take away citizens for forced labor? We could point out that the Japanese government also pressed ethnic Japanese into forced labor during its modernization and it was just as wrong to do that. But where were the Japanese mayors protesting to the government to not take their men and women away?

      As for the lack of acknowledgement, it’s quite common to stigmatize and ostracize the victims of horrendous crimes. Japan is not a particularly sympathetic or protective country for rape victims even today. Neither is Korea, unfortunately.

      And due to Cold War realities realigning Japan and South Korea as allies of the United States, along with Emperor Hirohito remaining as a figurehead after the war, it was taboo for a very long time to discuss Japan’s conduct in the war. It also took a long time for the stories and the truth about the victims at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to come out. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen or that these stories are any less meaningful.

    • AJ

      I think several of these points are facetious and non-serious.

      So Koreans were mayors of local townships and villages. What are they supposed to do to oppose colonial authorities who take away citizens for forced labor? We could point out that the Japanese government also pressed ethnic Japanese into forced labor during its modernization and it was just as wrong to do that. But where were the Japanese mayors protesting to the government to not take their men and women away?

      As for the lack of acknowledgement, it’s quite common to stigmatize and ostracize the victims of horrendous crimes. Japan is not a particularly sympathetic or protective country for rape victims even today. Neither is Korea, unfortunately.

      And due to Cold War realities realigning Japan and South Korea as allies of the United States, along with Emperor Hirohito remaining as a figurehead after the war, it was taboo for a very long time to discuss Japan’s conduct in the war. It also took a long time for the stories and the truth about the victims at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to come out. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen or that these stories are any less meaningful.

    • AJ

      I think several of these points are facetious and non-serious.

      So Koreans were mayors of local townships and villages. What are they supposed to do to oppose colonial authorities who take away citizens for forced labor? We could point out that the Japanese government also pressed ethnic Japanese into forced labor during its modernization and it was just as wrong to do that. But where were the Japanese mayors protesting to the government to not take their men and women away?

      As for the lack of acknowledgement, it’s quite common to stigmatize and ostracize the victims of horrendous crimes. Japan is not a particularly sympathetic or protective country for rape victims even today. Neither is Korea, unfortunately.

      And due to Cold War realities realigning Japan and South Korea as allies of the United States, along with Emperor Hirohito remaining as a figurehead after the war, it was taboo for a very long time to discuss Japan’s conduct in the war. It also took a long time for the stories and the truth about the victims at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to come out. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen or that these stories are any less meaningful.

      • jam awns

        No witness has existed. Even family of CW has never witnessed and testified. No one laid a complaint before the police nor the public in those days unless Korean has appealed kidnapped or coerced recruitment, except real Korean crime cases Japan cracked down.

      • createpeace

        The population of Japanese was 4% in the Korean Peninsula in 1940.
        There were also Korean generals, soldiers and police officers. Thousands of Koreans applied for the Japanese army. Many Korean women seeing advertisements also applied for the prostitutes.
        A strong press code after the war banned people talking about atomic bombs and many other things.

  • Fred Orangefield

    You are correct. Those who attack you do not like what you say. For them, historical truths are not important. They like urinara fantasy.

  • blondein_tokyo

    No. The claims are based on the testimony of the women themselves. This is just another version of “women are liars.” This is beyond disgusting. It is dehumanizing.

    • jam awns

      Have you ever read the testimony of the women themselves?

      • blondein_tokyo

        Yes.

      • jam awns

        How do you think comfort women has made testimonies such as helicopter, Jeep, Zipper in Pants, and Christmas Party as well as frequent change of their testimonies?

  • blondein_tokyo

    Yes. Some of them, though not all, were tricked, lied to, kidnapped, and some were given by theri parents. They were not able to leave, and were forced to provide sexual services. In other words, raped by soldiers. This is correct.

  • Take Uchi

    As we think about testimonies,firstly I say that the Japanese military was not the saint one.In several cases,the soldiers,which contained Korean,did a terrible thing(rape etc).
    If there is an organization of human,it has several bad persons.
    But when we discuss this issue of comfort women,some people ignore this truth.
    As such people pick up the probable testimony,they shout the Japanese military was devil’s one.They mostly ignore the fact that the testimonies which are filled with lies.On the contrary,the comfort woman who has told lies is the national heroin in Korea.She is not a mere comfort woman.She has made testimonies and political activities many times.But the testimonies are inconsistent and have changed to available for Japan-bashing.She made s speech for parliament resolution at Harvard University on 2007.When it passed,she applauded USA.But she would have secretly said, no sweat! Do you want to know her name? Ok,I say her name,Lee Yong-soo.Again,she is the national heroin in Korea.
    Things I tell so far is the sufficient horror.But the sheer horror starts from now.
    What I said is the familiar fact for the one who is interested in this issue and cost several hours for studying the testimonies.But the mass media all over the world have made the propaganda for Japan-bashing.This is the world you live in.

  • Take Uchi

    Did the CPC say something?

    • createpeace

      japan has been bashed by the “blieves.” However, no korean has succeeded finding evidence so far. japanese are fed up with such lies and korean prostitutes pretending victims. they said they bought diadmonds. leave the poor comfort women.

  • createpeace

    sorry i wasn’t going to post my coment here! that was for download.

    japan has been bashed by the “blieves.” However, no korean has succeeded finding evidence so far. japanese are fed up with such lies and korean prostitutes pretending victims. they said they bought diadmonds. leave the poor comfort women.

    • Download

      1944 US report stated Korean women were deceived by Japanese agent arriving in Korea. And I’m not sure why you talk about Korea since my comment here is mostly about Taiwan. So you think Korea one is fake but Taiwan one is real?

      • createpeace

        Japanese Agent?
        It was not by the order of the Japanese army.
        And Korea was Japan at that time.

      • createpeace

        Japanese Agent?
        It was not by the order of the Japanese army.
        And Korea was Japan at that time.

      • createpeace

        Japanese Agent?
        It was not by the order of the Japanese army.
        And Korea was Japan at that time.

      • Download

        The report stated arrive in Korea so it clearly means Japanese from Japan.

      • createpeace

        Could you give me the reference?

      • createpeace

        Could you give me the reference?

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • Download

        Deceived into becoming prostitute.

      • createpeace

        By agents , sometimes by their parents. Not by Japan, nor an order by the Japanese army.

        There were lots advertisements on newspapers. There were also newspapers say Koreans deceived the girls.

        Most of policemen, politicians and many generals were Koreans in the era in the peninsula. They had the same human rights as Japanese.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

      • createpeace

        Also the us report says the Korean comfort women were prostitutes.

  • createpeace

    sorry i wasn’t going to post my coment here! that was for download.

    japan has been bashed by the “blieves.” However, no korean has succeeded finding evidence so far. japanese are fed up with such lies and korean prostitutes pretending victims. they said they bought diadmonds. leave the poor comfort women.

  • createpeace

    only the same people post hate speach toward japanese, emotionally, repeatedly. they call the japanese ultra right wings or revisionists. however, they never try to see the original source or information, ignoring old evidences and official reports and newspapers in many countries in the era. and keep bashing japan. it is as if they were taught hate in school like Korean children by their governments. why is such ridiculous game continuing in this 21st century? many people began to notice this is the world biggest propaganda. The country who has been invading around her is China, the world’s biggest revisionist.

  • createpeace

    only the same people post hate speach toward japanese, emotionally, repeatedly. they call the japanese ultra right wings or revisionists. however, they never try to see the original source or information, ignoring old evidences and official reports and newspapers in many countries in the era. and keep bashing japan. it is as if they were taught hate in school like Korean children by their governments. why is such ridiculous game continuing in this 21st century? many people began to notice this is the world biggest propaganda. The country who has been invading around her is China, the world’s biggest revisionist.

  • jam awns

    The article you cited mentioned 200,000, that shows very immature contents you read and believed.

  • jam awns

    No evidence from the beginning? Taiwan was a part of Japan. You must explain more in detail rather than slur propaganda.

    • Download

      Did you click the link? Taiwan stated itself and says ‘force sexual slavery’.

      • jam awns

        Do you understand the contents of the article?
        Therefore, I told you to show the real statement and evidence for thorough review.

  • jam awns

    No evidence from the beginning? Taiwan was a part of Japan. You must explain more in detail rather than slur propaganda.

  • Take Uchi

    Why do you ignore the report of US Army.US Army was the enemy of Japan in those days and dropped of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    US Army and Allied Army issued many research reports, interrogation reports and bulletins about Japanese Army including Brothel section from 1942 to 1945.
    In this,“Comfort Women were well paid prostitutes”.

    • Download

      You are slow aren’t you. US report stated women were deceived into becoming comfort women. I already mention this in advance before.

      • Take Uchi

        Then,you admit that the life of Comfort Women were like a well paid prostitute,aren’t you?

      • Download

        Never say anything like that.My point is that women were force/deceive to become prostitute. They are never willing prostitutes.

  • jam awns

    Again, I told you to show the real statement and evidence for thorough review regarding TAIWAN case. For better discussion, please stay irreversible and never spin.

    • Download

      I already told you that I haven’t done research on that but if you think Taiwan is lying, then suit yourselves. All I know is that Taiwan, south Korea, Philippines and Australia said Japan force them to become prostitutes. Stop twisting what I said.

      • jam awns

        In fact, Asian Women’s Fund had already detected some fake victims. In addition, what did they did during Asian Women’s Fund period while some Korean CW clearly refused the fund? In Korean case, they refused the fund so JPN Gov. agreed to one time support of humanitarian reasons last year.

      • Download

        Some, not all.

      • Download

        Some, not all.

      • Download

        Some, not all.

  • jam awns

    Again, I told you to show the real statement and evidence for thorough review regarding TAIWAN case. For better discussion, please stay irreversible and never spin.

  • pegsyno

    South Korean should just utilize more women tears in order to damage Japan as usual even if there are no evidence in relation to forcefully recruit.

  • Nicholas Tan Khang Wei

    I raped someone yesterday! I must record it for others to see!

  • Bia

    Murderers and rapists never admit their crime. what family sells their daughters to have sex with 40-60 men a day??? you really think those young girls were willing joint the rape camps??? If japan treated the girls well, why many girls killed themselves. Do you really not know why many Asians dislike Japanese? If you are a human being, do not mock victims.

    • Take Uchi

      Hi,everybody admits that the life of Comfort Women were like a well paid prostitute.Please read the discussion so far.

  • guest

    We need to claim strongly to the Japan government authority apology to the taiwan native people、 taiwan people at first for the dirty things such as Wushe incident、Tapani incident、Yunlin massacre、Taiwan Comfort women、527 incident(Known as Ruifang incident)….etc. which did during the time of Taiwan colonied by Japan!

  • Bia

    Stop lying. Everyone knows the truth except some Japanese. Better check news from other countries.

  • Bia

    Stop lying. Everyone knows the truth except some Japanese. Better check news from other countries.

  • Bia

    Only some Japanese do not know the truth. Better check news from other countries.
    Countless girls and women were taken to rape camps. This is crime against humanity.

  • Kochigachi

    Japan says nothing ever happened, NK says nothing ever happened, US says things happened but nothing serious. Why get so serious if nothing happened???