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The Brutal History of Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’

The Brutal History of Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’

Lee Ok-seon ended up being operating an errand on her moms and dads whenever it simply happened: group of uniformed males burst away from an automobile, attacked her and dragged her to the automobile. That she would never see her parents again as they drove away, she had no idea.

She had been 14 yrs old.

That afternoon that is fateful Lee’s life in Busan, a town in just what is currently Southern Korea, finished once and for all. The teenager ended up being taken fully to a“comfort that is so-called brothel that serviced Japanese soldiers—in Japanese-occupied Asia. Here, she became among the thousands of “comfort women” afflicted by prostitution that is forced the imperial Japanese military between 1932 and 1945.

Lee Ok-seon, then 80, in a shelter for previous intercourse slaves near Seoul, Southern Korea, keeping a photo that is old of on April 15, 2007.

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