Disputes in Japan over the Japanese Military “Comfort Women” System and Its Perception in History

  title={Disputes in Japan over the Japanese Military “Comfort Women” System and Its Perception in History},
  author={Hirofumi Hayashi},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={123 - 132}
  • Hirofumi Hayashi
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
In 2007, then-Japanese Prime Minister Abe stirred up controversy by denying that “comfort women” were coerced by the Japanese military. He was supported by more than a few politicians, and his opinion may be viewed as a reflection of the nationalistic atmosphere of Japanese society. Since the early 1990s, research has been establishing proof that the Japanese government and military were fully and systematically involved in the comfort women system and that the system violated numerous… 

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