chapter  13
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Militarism, Colonialism, and the Trafficking

Sexual Labor for Japanese Soldiers 6 December 1991 Korean women who identified themselves as "military com- fort women" filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government for violating their human rights. They demanded an official apology, some compensatory payment to survivors in lieu of full reparation, a thorough investigation of their cases, the revi- sion of Japanese school textbooks identifying this issue as part of the colonial
WithWatanabe Kazuko

On 6 December 1991 Korean women who identified themselves as "military comfort women" filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government for violating their human rights. They demanded an official apology, some compensatory payment to survivors in lieu of full reparation, a thorough investigation of their cases, the revision of Japanese school textbooks identifying this issue as part of the colonial oppression of the Korean people, and the building of a memorial museum. I With this action these women finally started to break their silence and disclose the sexual war crimes committed by the Japanese Imperial Army almost fifty years ago.