China releases documents showing Japan forcibly mobilized comfort women [The Hankyoreh / 한겨레]

March 25, 2014

* Found in Chinese archives, Japanese language document from 1941 mentions Korean women forced to serve at ‘comfort stations’ *

By Seong Yeon-cheol and Gil Yun-hyung, Beijing and Tokyo correspondents

A letter by a Japanese person who wrote that Korean comfort women were mobilized under Japan’s National Mobilization Law was discovered in the Jilin Provincial Archives in China. This is being seen as important evidence showing that the comfort women did not sign up voluntarily in order to make money – as Japan claims – but had actually been officially mobilized by the Japanese imperial army…

Excerpted; full article link: http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/629741.html

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