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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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Comfort Woman prayed to fifty-two different gods back then,
You," I say to Comfort Woman, "are the goddess of love.
Yee Yun Su, another comfort woman, was angry when she spoke; she was livid when she pointed out that to this day Japanese government officials deny the facts.
If you're ready to surrender to all the nuances of love, let Comfort Woman help take you there.
In another segment, the camera focuses on Chung Soo Jae, a former comfort woman in her death bed.
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.
After working for 10 days in a laundry, Lin Jin Hee said she was forced to work as a comfort woman in a church.
The view was presented in a statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration issued March 16 in response to an inquiry on the comfort woman issue by an opposition lawmaker.
Korean businessman Do An, one of the rally organizers, said a Korean comfort woman and a Taiwanese comfort woman had been lined up to speak at the rally in addition to Ruff-O'Hearne, as well as several federal politicians and local union leaders.
Taiwan did not discover its first comfort woman until in 1992 when up to 58 surviving victims were encouraged by Women's Rescue Foundation to let out their grievances -- 20 years later than the humiliating conduct was first brought to light by a Korean woman.
My life has come to terms since the day I became comfort woman.
The protesters cited the case of South Korean comfort woman Song Shin Do, which was dismissed by the Supreme Court on March 28.
There might be another war,'' one 73-year-old comfort woman said.
It is a history of trauma,'' said one former comfort woman, who shed tears at the conference.