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韓国サイト Q&A No.1

従軍慰安婦

Q.What is comfort women for the Japanese military?


A.The term “comfort women”is a euphemism for the young women who were forcefully recruited from old colonies (i.e. Korea and Taiwan) and occupied countries (i.e. China, the Philippines, and Indonesia), and served as sex slaves against their own will during World War ?.

The Japanese military and governmental officials and private operators deceived, lured and kidnapped as many as 200,000 girls and women into forced sexual slavery throughout its colonies and occupied territories.
These women were at the time referred to as “comfort women” “comfort girls, “i從軍慰安婦 (jugun ianfu) or military comfort women”or “military-serving women” but they are currently defined as “military sex slaves”meaning that they were victimized as sex slaves.

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