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Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Department of History


Yongguang Hu

Jessica Davidson

Michael Seth


Comfort women is a term used to describe approximately two-hundred thousand young women that were forced into sexual slavery. While the physical torture of the women ended after the war, the conflict over the government’s role in recognition and restitution of comfort women between the Japanese and the comfort women continues to be heated on both sides with little end in sight. By analyzing the testimonies, I explore the horrendous torture of the women by the Japanese army. Furthermore, the paper reveals the present-day struggles of these women for recognition and compensation. The plight of the comfort women will continue until the governments can come to an agreement on behalf of the women.

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