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Document that records the killing of 30 sex slaves by Japanese military during WW2 is unearthed

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A document that recorded the murder of comfort women by Japanese military has been discovered.


The Seoul University Human Rights Center's research team announced recently that they discovered this document in the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration after looking through the records over the course of two months. 


The document was recorded by the U.S.-China alliance military in Yunnan, China on September 15, 1944, and it reads, "On the night of September 13, 1944, Japanese soldiers shot and killed 30 Chosun (old name for Korea) women before escaping the castle." 


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The issue of comfort women who were sex slaves to the Japanese military during WW2 has been talked about for quite some time, but the academic research and investigation have been limited to collecting testimonies of the victims. 


The document that was recently uncovered had been revealed in 1997, but it was not the original document, which is why this discovery is extremely meaningful for those who are still fighting for justice for the comfort women victims. 












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    salalalm Friday, November 11, 2016

    little reminder: the japanese did way more worse stuff to the chinese people during the world war ll, it was so disgusting!  But then again every country has its own share of shameful history. I just hope that we will do better in future and won't repeat any of the inhuman mistakes people did in the past - peace!

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    lizvip salalalm Friday, November 11, 2016

    Agree.

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    bangeryun94 salalalm Friday, November 11, 2016

    They did horrible things to every country they occupied. That is a fact of war. I know you know it's not a contest. The entire world was suffering horribly.

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    salalalm bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

    I know i know...i live in Germany and my country basically started all world wars so... yeah Like i said, every country must admit to its wrongs and strive for a better future with no racism,love and peace ❤️

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    mocch Friday, November 11, 2016

    disgusted. and feeling very patriotically defensive and offended. :(

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    Humanoids Friday, November 11, 2016

    yet, the japanese governement will find a way to say that it is fake again... lol

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    pink_oracle Humanoids Friday, November 11, 2016

    Actually over the past 50 years Japan has admitted to and apologized for the Comfort Women atrocities on many occasions. Not all but some prime minsters have made public apologies and donated money to comfort women charities. The problem lies with the 2 governments. They hold meetings and make agreements without communicating with the actual comfort women organizations so it all just keeps going around and around. Then there are people on either side who just like to say inflammatory shit.

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    intricate pink_oracle Friday, November 11, 2016

    Especially since the 90ies the Japanese government has acknowledged numerous times that the comfort women issue is something that should be dealt with, and they have tried doing just that. They have set up organizations to help those victims out and preserve the memory of the victims through various undertakings such as museums. Lots of things have been done, but nationalists on both sides who are far more popular with the media have clouded this effort. Korean nationalists flat out deny the efforts, while Japanese nationalists deny the existence of comfort women at all and protest any action to help out the women by the Japanese government. Meanwhile, the SK government isn't helping at all by failing to distribute the intended compensation among the victims as paid by the Japanese government.

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    bangeryun94 intricate Saturday, November 12, 2016

    It's not the entire Diet. It is Abe himself. He has more than raised severe criticism with his speeches in the 90s. However, he has more than apologised for his words. And you're correct again, all apologies and compensation should've involved the women themselves but they were left out each time. Now these women are heading the protests to have Park Geun Hye removed from office. One can offer apologies and billions of won until the end of all time but if it is not addressed to these women publicly and they are only offered 2 paragraphs in the back of a news paper, nothing really changes. MY country is responsible for perpetuating the intense and divisive situation this has become. One would think a woman leader would do the right thing but we continue to be sadly disappointed. I'm quite curious to see how she is treated by the new President of the US. He is not known for diplomacy and tact.

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    intricate bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

    exactly.. that's one thing a large number of (Korean) people don't understand. Those comfort women aren't that unhappy about the Japanese government, they're actually very unhappy about the SK government.

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    sanashyshyshy3 Thursday, November 10, 2016

    damn japan did some fucked up shit to america and korean women

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    VenusMiranda sanashyshyshy3 Friday, November 11, 2016

    Americans ware not that good to japanese women either, tho... But two wrongs don't make an right, and as we can see, war is never good to anyone.

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    MrDapper VenusMiranda Friday, November 11, 2016

    Uhm? what bad thing did Americans do to the Japanese that you find it worthy enough to put into the same context as Japans sexual slavery?

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    VenusMiranda MrDapper Friday, November 11, 2016

    When American ocuped Japan in the WW2 they raped lots os japanese women and stuff like that...

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    MrDapper VenusMiranda Friday, November 11, 2016

    What are your sources?

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    VenusMiranda MrDapper Friday, November 11, 2016

    I studied in Japan on High School and also, this happens in EVERY war.

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    lizvip VenusMiranda Friday, November 11, 2016

    lol that clear, you studies in japan.... hahahahaha that why they dont accept what they did

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    VenusMiranda lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    Yes, they don't, I never said they didan't do it, I said that Americans ALSO wasan't princes at all.

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    VenusMiranda lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    WAR is dirty and unecessary, all sides to wrong and this is shit. That's the main point.

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    lizvip VenusMiranda Friday, November 11, 2016

    dont justify Japanese acts with what other did, remember if was not for japan American would have never get in the war int he first place.

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    lizvip VenusMiranda Friday, November 11, 2016

    that does not make ANY better what japan did, and still try to act like it never happen. When they actually teach what they have done, then they can talk about other people.

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    IDontKnowYo lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    lmao i don't know why you're defending America like y'all have never done anything wrong. The Japanese fucked a lot of ppl up. Like obviously during the Korean war, and also during the raping of nanking, but there are plenty of documents supporting the fact that American soliders have also done this. Stop trying to defend them when both sides are equally wrong.

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    lizvip IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    lol first of all I'M NOT AMERICAN (IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE USA), thank you very much. Second, pointing the finger to other DOES NOT MAKE IT ANY BETTER. Does people really thing that just because other do it , is ok for japan to doing and keep denying they have done so? LOL people this days.

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    JORGEee IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    I find it more stupid how people want to use USA as an excuse for Japanese soldier actiosn, thats sad. So "Lets ALL doit because others have done it before", sad sad logic.

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    JORGEee lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    I agree with you.

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    IDontKnowYo lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    whoa whoa whoa. In NO way am I defending what the Japanese did?? It's was awful and they still deny it to this day which is even worse. I was just saying, even if you aren't american, you sounded like you were defending America and acting like they committed no atrocities during the second world war. You don't have to defend America to bash Japan. Japan was awful, America was awful, both v v awful.

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    JORGEee IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    you are making excuse for their actings by just saying "USA did it to" -__- , if that not an excuse then what it is?

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    lizvip IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    please, I dont need o dfend USA, because not the point here. Is simple disgusting for me how people try to bring up USA, to make japanese act look a little better, DISGUSTING. I perfectly now what American have done before, however I also now how USA get in in the war in the first place as well, so I dont need education about it. Comparition with othe rcountries or leaders, will never make anyting japan did a little better. I dont understand people logic.

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    IDontKnowYo lizvip Friday, November 11, 2016

    ok I think we have a misunderstanding here. You're upset with me because you think I'm defending Japan by bashing America, but I originally commented because I was upset at you talking about america for no reason and defending them when they're not completely guilt free either. Both countries have blood on their hands.

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    VenusMiranda IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    Thank you for understand my point, I wasan't deffending nothing LOL

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    VenusMiranda JORGEee Friday, November 11, 2016

    The problem here is people trying to COMPARE bad things, USA was just an exemple that ALL WARS ARE CRUEL and EVERY COUNTRY treat others bad.

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    pink_oracle sanashyshyshy3 Friday, November 11, 2016

    American soldiers based in Japan are still raping Japanese women today. Just saying. http:// articles.baltimoresun. com/ 1995-10-09/ news/ 1995282034_1_sexual-assaults-japan-military-personnel

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    intricate IDontKnowYo Friday, November 11, 2016

    Comfort women aren't denied by the Japanese government though, they are officially acknowledged once every year on average.

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    bangeryun94 IDontKnowYo Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Japanese raped their own women when they came to military installations begging for food. You're ansolutely right. Rape is used as a tactic in war but Americans DID NOT rape and KILL THOUSANDS of Japanese women. Not even remotely close. I'll say that again, not even remotely close. Japan also should thank the US and Great Britain for not allowing Russia to occupy the Japanese islands. Russian soldiers went on revenge raping sprees in every city they occupied. And they liked to take photos just like the Japanese did. Most American, British and Australian soldiers were honourable in WWII although I'm sure there were men who had no honour as well.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Saturday, November 12, 2016

    American soldiers based anywhere in the world are still raping native females. I was one of them.

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

    I don't mean to leave you silent but I'm gonna need to take a moment to think how best to respond to that, bare with me.

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    intricate bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

    The comfort women thing wasn't a war "tactic" though... it was a collaborative effort on part of some of the occupied to curry favors from the occupiers. The imperial army obviously was very wrong to actually make use and facilitate those services at all, but the issue is for a very important part domestic as well, just as it is right now. This is why it has been so hard to actually prove systematic Japanese involvement in the organization of these comfort women, because the practical side of it was mainly operated by locals who. Most of them thought they were doing work for a Korean who happened to provide 'services' for the Japanese, and not a Japanese.

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    intricate Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Just to clarify, my comment does in no way diminish the responsibility of the imperial forces in the issue. I'm just pointing out there are others responsible as well.

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    bangeryun94 intricate Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Yes, of course. Collaborators were and are another page in war.

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    Aki06 Thursday, November 10, 2016

    RIP to those women

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    bangeryun94 Aki06 Friday, November 11, 2016

    In the first photo, 2 of the women are still alive.

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    bangeryun94 Friday, November 11, 2016

    Yes, I know you meant the 30, thank you so much.

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    monkeyz899 Thursday, November 10, 2016

    This picture is heartbreaking. Look at that Japanese soldier smiling as the women look so miserable. RIP to all the beautiful women who died in this incident.... :*(

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    bangeryun94 monkeyz899 Friday, November 11, 2016

    That's not a Japanese soldier. He's American and those women were lucky, they were emancipated by the Americans

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    raid5 Thursday, November 10, 2016

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    raiden_legacy Thursday, November 10, 2016

    war not anymore!

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    raid5 Thursday, November 10, 2016

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