comfort woman


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comfort woman

n.
A woman or girl forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.

[Translation of Japanese ianfu : ian, comfort + fu, woman.]
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Noun1.comfort woman - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Translations
Trostfrau
komfortulino
lohtunainen
femme de réconfort
wanita penghibur
従軍慰安婦慰安婦
위안부
femeie de reconfortare
References in periodicals archive ?
Comfort women's fight lives on in student exhibit !-- -- Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Yesterday marks a year since the bronze statue of a comfort woman was removed along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
Memorabilia from Maria Rosa Henson - the first Filipina who made public that she was a comfort woman during World War II - included clothing, letters, illustrations and photographs.
August 14 was chosen because on August 14, 1991, South Korean comfort woman victim Kim Hak-sun became the first to give a public testimony about her experience, according to the country's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
Gabriela Party-List congresswomen on Thursday led the filing of a resolution seeking a House inquiry into the removal of a statue of a comfort woman on Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
"The play is about the trauma that she has to go through every night during her days as a comfort woman," Gargee said.
A "comfort woman" statue is expected to be erected in France to honor the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.
In return for a one-off contribution of [yen]1 billion from the Government of Japan, South Korea agreed to refrain from criticising Japan over the issue in international forums and promised to address Japan's concerns over a comfort woman memorial statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
Comfort Woman will be a welcome addition to courses in Asian studies as well as women's history courses.
The first Korean former comfort woman to tell her story was Bae Bong Ki in 1980.
Daughters Of The Dragon--A Comfort Woman's Story is set during World War II, when the Japanese forced some 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves (i.e.
The girls and women who were held in these places and forced to have sex with soldiers were given a euphemistic name as well--ianfu (comfort woman).
It was in this climate of dire frustration that in August 1991, Halt-sun Kim became the first Korean woman to testify in front of the Japanese public about the suffering she endured as a comfort woman in a bid to force the Japanese government to confront the issue.