The Japanese Military Sexual Slavery system refers to crimes that the Japanese military committed from s to , when Japan was defeated. During the Shanghai Incident in , rape by Japanese soldiers got more and more frequent, and this led to an extreme anti-Japanese sentiment in occupied regions. Also, Japanese soldiers started to get venereal infection, which interfered with progress of war. According to the reports on the victims registered with the Korean government, the age of victims ranged from 11 to
The Origins and Implementation of the Comfort Women System
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Comfort women or comfort girls were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied countries and territories before and during World War II. Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, with most historians settling somewhere in the range 50,—,;  the exact numbers are still being researched and debated. Some women of Papuan origin including Japanese-Papuan girls born to Japanese fathers and Papuan mothers were also conscripted as comfort women. Originally, the brothels were established to provide soldiers with voluntary prostitutes in order to reduce the incidence of wartime rape , a cause of rising anti-Japanese sentiment across occupied territories. According to testimonies, some young women were abducted from their homes in countries under Imperial Japanese rule. In some cases propaganda advocated equity and the sponsorship of women in higher education.
The Brutal History of Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’
Lee Ok-seon was running an errand for her parents when it happened: a group of uniformed men burst out of a car, attacked her and dragged her into the vehicle. As they drove away, she had no idea that she would never see her parents again. Lee Ok-seon, then 80, in a shelter for former sex slaves near Seoul, South Korea, holding an old photo of herself on April 15,
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