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Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution by Yuki Tanaka

By Yuki Tanaka

This groundbreaking booklet can have a deep impression at the ongoing overseas debate which surrounds this hugely debatable and emotive issue.

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'One of the achievements of this quantity is that it effectively personalises many of the 'comfort' ladies. It exhaustively info the inhumane procedure in which they have been 'recruited' or pressured into what amounted to sexual slavery and the degrading day by day remedy meted out to them via recruiters, managers and infantrymen if the ladies refused to 'comfort' squaddies, grew to become pregnant or have been sick. much more considerably, this quantity makes an attempt to set up the figures that helped to enforce the 'comfort' girls method, together with senior eastern army officials, Ministry of struggle bureaucrats, brothel proprietors and their recruiters and scientific staff.'
- Intersections, factor 9.

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Surrounding these large islands are more than 4,000 smaller islands and islets, most of them uninhabited; farther to the south are the Okinawan islands, perhaps best known for the fierce fighting that took place there during World War II and for their continued (and controversial) use as an American military base. If you were to superimpose Japan’s four main islands onto a map of the United States, they would stretch all the way from Maine down to Florida, which should give you an idea of the diversity of Japan’s climate, flora, and scenery—Hokkaido in the north is subarctic, while southern Kyushu is subtropical.

For Porcelain & Pottery: Porcelain and pottery are produced seemingly everywhere in Japan. Some of the more famous centers include Nagoya, home to Noritake, Japan’s largest chinaware company; Kanazawa, known for its Kutani pottery with its distinctive colorful glaze; Matsuyama, famous for its Tobe pottery (white porcelain with cobalt-blue designs); and Kagoshima, with its Satsuma pottery, which comes in white (used by the upper class in feudal Japan) and black (used by the common people). See chapters 8, 9, and 10.

See “Shopping,” in chapters 4 and 8. • For Local Specialties: Many prefecture capitals have a government-owned exhibition hall where local products are displayed for sale. Often called a kanko bussankan, the hall may have everything from locally produced pottery to folk toys and foodstuffs. Cities with kanko bussankan include Kanazawa, Okayama, Matsuyama, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima. See chapters 8, 9, and 10. • For Porcelain & Pottery: Porcelain and pottery are produced seemingly everywhere in Japan.

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