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

ISBN-10: 0415194016

ISBN-13: 9780415194013

Edition: 2002

Authors: Yuki Tanaka

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Telling the harrowing story of the comfort women who were forced into prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial Army, this book asks why the US occupational forces did little to help the women.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of figure and tables
List of plates
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Author's note
Introduction
The origins of the comfort women system
The initial establishment of comfort stations
A rapid increase in comfort stations after the "Rape of Nanjing"
The organizational structure of the comfort women system
Why comfort women?
Procurement of comfort women and their lives as sexual slaves
The colonization of Korea and the growth of the prostitution industry
Procurement of Korean and Taiwanese women
Procurement of women in China and the Philippines
Life as a comfort woman
Comfort women in the Dutch East Indies
Japan's invasion of the Dutch East Indies and military violence against women
Exploitation of existing prostitutes by the Japanese troops
Procurement of Dutch women
Enforced prostitution at comfort stations in Semarang
The Dutch military authorities' indifference towards Indonesian comfort women
Why did the US forces ignore the comfort women issue?
US military indifference towards comfort women
US military policies on the prevention of venereal disease in World War II
The Brumfield Report and military-controlled prostitution
Military prostitution in the Caribbean, Australia and elsewhere
Criticism, cover-up and a change in the War Department's attitude
Sexual violence committed by the Allied occupation forces against Japanese women: 1945-1946
Sexual violence prior to the Allied occupation of Japan
Fear and confusion before the landing of the Allied occupation forces
Official reports on sexual violence committed by the occupation forces against Japanese women
Testimonies of victims of sexual violence committed by the occupation troops
Japanese comfort women for the Allied occupation forces
The Japanese government creates a comfort women system for the occupation forces
The Recreation and Amusement Association
Occupation policies and the spread of prostitution
VD problems and the failure of GHQ's VD prevention policies
Epilogue
From karayuki-san to comfort woman
Sexual slavery, social death, and military violence
Imperialism, the patriarchal state, and the control of sexuality
Notes
Index