Historically speaking, it has been a common sense that the military uses the prostitution.
As for the US military forces (UN Forces), during the Korean War, they
prostitution facilities provided by the Korean Government.
The name of the prostitution facility is the Korean Military Comfort House.
The prostitutes who were working there were called as Special Comfort Women.
These facts were disclosed in
2002 by Mr. Kim
who is the expert on women problems
Korean Military Comfort Houses
in 1951 and closed in March, 1954.
However, the Houses were maintained after 1954.
Official Record of Korean Military Comfort Women:
conditions of the comfort women of the South Korean army at the time of
Korean War is described by "The Back War History (Personnel Affaires Edition)" which
was published by the South Korean Army Headquarters in 1956.
In the publication, existence of the Korean Military Comfort Houses are specified.
According to the publication, the reasons for facilitating the Comfort Houses are
to carry out the frustrated dissolution which comes from soldiers’ morale upsurge and
sexual desire control, and for the measure against venereal diseases.
publication, it is possible to see the statistics on the sexual
comfort houses with 89 comfort women in 1952. The services were classified as “
the 5th sort of supply.” A total of 204,560 sexual services were provided by 89 comfort women.
The sexual services were forced one.
The actual condition of the inhumane comforrt women services recorded in the "Back War History":
One comfort woman was forced
six or more sexual services per day.
"The attendance comfort women" were forced 20-30 sexual services per day.
When sending comfort women to the front, they were stuffed into the drum and it was sent as a supply.
There is also an evidence of continuation of the Houses that the DONG-A newspaper
(Korean Newspaper) had an advertisement for the registration of comfort women serving
the UN forces in 1961.- See next figure: copy of the advertisement.
It says that the Seoul
Department and the Social Affairs Bureau of
Seoul City are asking the registration of comfort women for the UN Forces.
The Korean Government led and organized the Special Comfort Houses.
This means that the Korean
the most largest prostitution
It is clear that the South
is not qualified to criticize
the Japanese military comfort girls.
As shown below, the South
had organized and maintained
the military prostitution facilities which had the human right problems
as the ex-comfort women sued the Korean Government and the US Government.
Former South Korean comfort women accused
the South Korean
Government and the US Government………………
During the period of 1960’s and
80’s, the group
of the former South Korean comfort women engaged
as special comfort women, and filed the lawsuit which asked for compensation by extortion of prostitution
by the South Korean Government and the US Government.
This is the origin of the reparations demanded by the Korean comfort women.
those are duplicated copy of those for the Korean comfort women in South Korea.
interrogation report prepared by the US Army and the facts of testimony by
the Korean comfort women.
women(prostitutes) in Korea.
The kidnappings of the village
women by the
corrupt broker were carried out to make them prostitute
in Korea.-Corrupt brokers are rampant.
The following newspaper article shows the kidnapping of the village women.
It is dated 31st August, 1936.
U.S. military comfort women in South Korea: South Korean national comfort-women system
The chief executive of a South Korean
comfort-women system is present president Park's father :
former president Park Chung-hee
State-regulated prostitution was abolished in South Korea in 1947.
However, the prostitute system for the U.N. forces of those days, i.e., the U.S. Forces, was maintained.
The South Korean Government
prostitute registration system, and was making the inspection
compulsorily undergone for a venereal disease.
The prostitution houses which
as” Base Village” were maintained
around the U.S. bases-
104 places in the whole country.
There were 62 Base Villages across the country in 1977, and 9935 prostitutes were working there.
There is the official document being titled as “The Measures for the Base Villages Purification.”
It was prepared in 1977 and being kept by the National Archives of Korea of the South Korean Government.
Document on the Measures for the Base Villages Purification
This document defines the plans
Villages, such as a measure against a venereal disease,
and maintenance of apartments for exclusive use y the prostitutes.
It is shown that the
prostitution system by
the Base Village was organized by the South Korean Government,
and was maintained.
The US military comfort women
Base Villages were organized and maintained
by the South Korean
Government with two major objectives: serving the US military forces and the acquisition of foreign currency.
At the time of maximum,
comfort women were over 20,000 women, and it was supposed that
annual earning obtained from the services was 15 billion yen at the present value. – at that time it was
10 million US dollars per year.
In addition, the chief executive who signed
“The Measures for the Base Villages Purification” is the father of
present South Korean president Park who was the president of those days, i.e., Park Chung-hee.
president Park should make clear the
actual condition of the national comfort-women system in South Korea.
And she also
should make apology and compensation to the comfort women who are the
the South Korean national prostitution system.
Further more, in the "Female
Committee" of the Parliament of South Korea, by the members of
the opposition party, there is discussion on the human rights of the military comfort women worked at
the Base Villages, by showing the public document of “The Measures for the Base Villages Purification”
as the proof that the prostitution of the Base Villages was led by the state very systematically.
However, it is not reported by
Korean press, because it is very inconvenient
to know about the South Korean military comfort women by Japanese people.