Essay on Japanese Comfort Women

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As awareness of women’s rights is increasing, atrocities of the Japanese Imperial Army are unveiling. “Comfort women” is sexual slavery system that was utilized by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Due to pervious traumatic experiences and inputs they had, the struggle of former sex slaves for their rights and justice started in 1991, which is still continuing in present times. While they are declaring that Japanese Imperial Military trampled on their rights, some Japanese officials claim that Japan did not intrude the girls in the past. Regardless of irresponsible reactions from some governors, the Japanese government should give compensations and thorough apologies to former sex slaves who were enslaved as being “comfort …show more content…
Also in many other countries, there were some violent movements. For example, there was a protest in Taipei, August 15, 2013, that held more than 100 people who claimed justice of former sex slaves ("Protesters Demand Justice over ‘Comfort Women'"). It is true that most of the protesters hold peaceful protests, but when the protesters demand their country’s government to go against the Japanese government and protect them, it would be a quite hard dilemma for the government. It should either abandon its citizen’s requirements and stand on Japan’s side where is not apologizing or listen to its own people but go against the powerful country, Japan.
Disingenuous and material compensation from the Japanese government is disregarding both women and former sex slaves’ justice. Not only survivors of “comfort women”, but numerous organizations are demanding the rights of “comfort women” who have suffered for decades. “Amnesty International urges the other G8 members and other states to call on the Japanese government to take concrete steps…” (“Justice for the survivors of Japan’s military sexual slavery system”). Amnesty is declaring justice for the survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery system to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Prime Minister of Japan, Shizo Abe, stated that there is no evidence that proves comfort women were forced to be a part of “comfort women”. Some Japanese officials are saying that most of…