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Japan’s Wartime Shame Documented by … Japanese!

Posted by feww on April 27, 2014

Forcing women into sex slavery and setting up ‘comfort stations’ officially conducted by invading Japanese army

“A total of 89 wartime documents made public on Friday show details of atrocities Japanese troops committed in China during World War Two (WWII).” said a report.

The files, which were kept by the invading Japanese army in Northeast China, were made public as “a response to Japan’s right-wing politicians’ denial of its wartime crimes in China,” said the report. Twenty-five files relate to ‘comfort women.’

The documents represent only a small fraction of about 100,000 wartime Japanese files, which were buried by the Japanese Imperial Army. They  were discovered during construction work in the early 1950s, said Yin Huai, president of the Jilin Provincial Archives in Changchun, capital of Jilin Province.

About ninety percent of the files are in Japanese, said the report.

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The Rape of Nanking [renamed Nanjing.] A Japanese imperial army officer [not shown] is beheading a Chinese woman and her baby with a samurai sword.

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ – Downloaded under Creative Commons License – Source: http://flickr.com/photos/keithpr/772549382/sizes/o/

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Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. 15, 2008. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. An ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by an Allied officer
. Source: Comfort Women

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Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images. Caption Daily life. Image may be subject to copyright.

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ awaiting justice!
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The invading Japanese army in northeast China, documented their atrocities, presumably to pass onto the next generations.

The files are from archives of the military police corps of Japan’s Kwantung Army and the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime, which are stored in Jilin Provincial Archives in northeast China.

The 25 files on “comfort women” include two investigation reports, two telephone records and 21 documents on troops forcing women to have sex and enslaving them.

They revealed conditions at “comfort stations”, including ratios between Japanese soldiers and “comfort women” and details of gruesome rapes.

The invading Japanese army allocated women proportionally.

In Feb. 1 to 10 in 1938, there were six “comfort women” for 1,200 soldiers, a ratio of 1:200, in Xiaguan district of east China’s Nanjing. After Feb. 20, there were eleven more “comfort women”, representing a ratio of 1:71.

In five months since November 1944, the invading Japanese army paid 532,000 Japanese yen on setting up “comfort stations”. The expenditure was approved by the Kwantung Army, said a telephone record of the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime.

The invading Japanese army had abducted and forced women from occupied Korea to some “comfort stations” in Chinese regions, such as Heihe in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province and Wuhu in eastern China’s Anhui Province, according to the files.

Invading Japanese troops set up “comfort stations” everywhere they reached. The stations appeared in at least twenty to thirty counties in northeast China, said Su Zhiliang, a professor on the history of “comfort women” at Shanghai Normal University.

“The archives showed that the ‘comfort station’ in Java in Indonesia, strongly demonstrated the ‘comfort women’ system had reached the southeast Asian country,” he said.

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