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comfort woman

A euphemism for a woman or girl forced into sexual slavery or recruited into prostitution by and in service of the Japanese Imperial Army before and during World War II. Although the Japanese government officially admitted to its role in coercing women to become comfort women during the Second World War, there are still many who deny how many were affected and the extent to which the government was responsible at the time.
See also: comfort, woman
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77) To paraphrase Fox, much of the slippage happens in moments when poetic text is denaturalized in acts of modification, such as when the pilot rewrote the song to include Yi Yongsu's Japanese name, or when Kang Deokkyeong rewrote the Women's Volunteer Corp song to express her experiences as a comfort woman.
Comfort Woman prayed to fifty-two different gods back then,
That the intersection of discourses of patriarchy and Orientalism is also powerful in American culture is evidenced by Keller's equation of Akiko's suffering as a comfort woman with her suffering as the Asian wife of an American man.
Paul's United Church in Toronto, I was struck both by her courage as she remembered being a comfort woman in Shanghai, and by her apparent struggle to meet my eyes.
Finally in 1994, Kim Kak Soon became the first Korean to speak publicly about being a comfort woman.
Listening to Comfort Woman is tantamount to lying in a fleshy, ganja-induced haze.
Successive Japanese prime ministers have apologized in connection with the comfort woman issue.
The statue of the Comfort Woman was inaugurated this December by a private foundation that aims to advance the interests of Filipino comfort women.
In another segment, the camera focuses on Chung Soo Jae, a former comfort woman in her death bed.
I pray the comfort women would not die yet,'' one 79-year-old comfort woman said.
The Japanese government has ignored desperate appeals of the victimized women for 20 years'' since one victim came forward as a former comfort woman in 1991, said the petition, adopted at a public gathering at the Diet members building in Tokyo, which drew around 100 people, including several parliamentarians.
One of the 10, Ha Sun Nyo, a former comfort woman, died in May 2000.
Representatives from the Friends of Comfort Women in Australia and former comfort woman Jan Ruff O'Hearne will meet with politicians in Canberra on Aug.
Datuin said the exhibition is also dedicated to the memory of 78-year-old Tomasa Salinog, a comfort woman from Antique Province, who died on April 6, a week after she wrote a petition letter to Abe asking for justice before she dies.
Instead of highlighting the abuses suffered by women in Rabaul, located in what was then mandated Australian territory, Australia's politicians and its media have focused on Jan Ruff O'Hearne, a Dutch woman who moved to Australian after she was forced to become a comfort woman in the Japanese-occupied Java during the war, according to Hank Nelson, a professor emeritus at Australian National University.