Recently released document from Japanese archive reveals evidence of Japanese military-sponsored comfort women (September 2013)

This document is a record of a war crime trial by the government of the Netherlands in Batavia (now the Indonesian capital Jakarta).  The document describes in detail how Japanese military officers took 35 Dutch women who were detained at concentration camps in Semarang on the Island of Java and forced them to serve as sex slaves at four camps in the state.  This document was supposed to be among the proof that prompted a 1993 statement by then Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono,  in which Japan acknowledged and apologized for its military’s involvement in the sex slavery.  For more information, see:

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