The issue of “comfort women,” continues to surface. A brief description of “comfort women:” These were women who worked in concubines (houses of ill-repute, ladies of the evening) to service the sexual desires of the Japanese military during and before World War Two. Historically militaries across the globe have provided for the sexual needs of their troops, either forced, or condoned prostitution, or tolerated what was known as “camp followers.”
South Korea and North Korea (the Koreas) claim the women were sex slaves and forced by the Japanese military to serve in these concubines. Japan claims the women were recruited to work in these concubines and paid for their services.
NOTE: this video does not address this issue as to whether they were sex slaves or recruited sex workers. This video addresses the issue of compensation to these women.
Question: If another payment is made, who is to say forty years down the road the issue of “crimes against humanity” will not be resurrected again requesting more money?
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