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Comfort Women

"Japanese military comfort women" refer to women who were forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military in "comfort stations" established under the pretext of conducting the war efficiently from the period between the time right after Japan staged the Manchuria Incident on September 18, 1931, and 1945 when Japan was defeated in the Pacific War.

the term "military sexual slavery" was adopted by the international community is that it has been widely recognized that the issue of comfort women neither has a nature of prostitution that takes place via a private contract, nor can the issue be explained as voluntary sacrifice by citizens for their country. Currently, the term "Japanese military comfort women" is more widely used in Korean society rather than Japanese military "sexual slaves"for two reasons; conveys the specific atmosphere of that time when Imperial Japan institutionalized the comfort women system by coining the word "comfort women" and that the survivors may experience psychological scars if they are called "sexual slaves."

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