World War II 'Comfort Women' Included Citizens of Numerous Asian Countries, SF State Research Finds

Monday, July 10, 2017

DAILY MAIL (LONDON) -- The term “comfort woman” comes from the Japanese euphemism “jugun ianfu,” which refers to women, of various ethnic and social circumstances, who became sex slaves for the Japanese troops before and during World War II.

Military brothels existed across the Asia Pacific region in areas occupied by the Japanese forces.

The women forced to work there were forced to have sex with up to 50 Japanese soldiers a day as they were raped and sexually assaulted during the second World War.

Though around 80 percent were Korean, women from Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Burma and the Pacific islands were also used as comfort women, according to a San Francisco State University report.