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IST 605: Comfort Women

Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica discusses the history of comfort women from being lured under false pretenses or kidnapped to fighting for the Japanese to admit their wrongdoing and compensate the victims. The Japanese claimed that the purpose of comfort women was to boost the morale of Japanese soldier. It would not be until the 1990s that the Japanese government would admit to its involvement. Despite this, the Japanese government denied any legal responsibility and many people continue to refute this issue. Encyclopædia Britannica is a great starting place to begin research the topic of comfort women. This source provides introductory information on existing knowledge while also providing related content that can inspire more research. 


Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (2023, October 13). Comfort women. Encyclopædia Britannica.