Sunday, November 12, 2006

comfort women---Ministry of Gender Equality in Korea


This photo is from the Korean site of
Ministry of Gender Equality (via jijisama)
On the left is the advertisement for comfort women in Seoul newspaper(京城新聞)


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Comfort women Recruitment
Age: from 17 to 23
place:comfort station following 700 unit
wage:300 yen a month (and the advance loan of 3,000 yen at the maxim is also possible)
Visit us from 8a.m. to 10p.m.
Imai agency
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What should be noticed is who recruited women and how much they are paid.

Imai agency is a private entity and the woman were recruited through the private citizen and they applied for the job for 300 yen a month when the starting salary for the police was 45 yen a month. link

This is different from Korean claim that comfort women were forcefully abducted by the authority of Japanese army.

As I wrote before, Japanese army was involved in the comfort station in that it regulated illegal pimps, it regulated the rule of comfort station, it carried out VD tests. And Japanese soldiers used the comfort station.

Remember Korea has had the similar system during the Korean war, after the Korean war around American town in Korea. I wonder why the Korean ministry keep ignoring this aspect of gender equality.
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The advertisement in question is on page 384 the book by Hata.

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