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Denying the Comfort Women

The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

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Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific War, the `comfort women' system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the `comfort women' were mobilized forcibly, through processes of abduction and deception. Utilising archival research, court testimonies and eyewitness accounts of both survivors and military and civilian personnel, this book argues its case in three ways. Part I analyses the modalities of coercion employed by the authorities and investigates the historical differences and continuities between licensed peacetime prostitution and wartime sexual slavery. Part II then examines the failures f the Asian Women's Fund to resolve the `comfort women' issue, whilst Part III explores the removal of `comfort women' content from school history texts after the late 1990s and details Japan's diplomatic efforts to prevent war victims froms uing the post-war state. Presenting a strong argument in opposition to the revisionist school of thought, this book ultimately concludes that a realistic settlement would see a victim-oriented solution that the survivors can accept. Written by leading Japanese and zainichi Korean scholars, Denying the Comfort Women will be of huge interest to students and scholars of modern Japanese studies, gender studies, women's studies and Asian history.

Author Biography

NISHINO Rumiko is co-representative of Violence against Women in War Research Action Center and a core member of the Center for Research and Documentation on Japan's War Responsibility and the Women's Active Museum on War and Peace. KIM Puja is Professor of gender studies and gender history at the Institute of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. ONOZAWA Akane is Professor of modern Japanese history and gender studies at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan.
Release date NZ
January 25th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Akane Onozawa Edited by Puja Kim Edited by Rumiko Nishino
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 Line drawings, black and white; 21 Halftones, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white; 22 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
268
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781138048713
Product ID
27778863

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