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Noun1.ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Dubbed ianfu (comfort women), these grandmothers, now in their 80s and 90s, are still waiting for 'adequate compensation and official acknowledgment of their victimization.
Se les conocio como jugun ianfu (en japones) o comfort women (en ingles)--es decir mujeres de solaz-, eufemismos para designar a las 200 mil esclavas sexuales del Ejercito Imperial japones el siglo pasado.
Rekishininnshikiwo Toinaosu: Yasukuni, Ianfu, Ryodomondai [Re-questioning historical recognition: Yasakuni, comfort women, territorial issues], Kadokawa One Theme 21, April, pp.