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Image number
DPA2759660
Title
Philippines / Japan: Four Filipina 'Comfort Women' forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army on Luzon, c.1942-1945
Description
Comfort women were women and girls forced into a prostitution corps created by the Empire of Japan during World War II. The name 'comfort women' is a translation of a Japanese name ianfu (???). Ianfu is a euphemism for shofu (??) whose meaning is 'prostitute'. Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, with numbers ranging from as low as 20,000 to as high as 400,000, but the exact numbers are still being researched and debated. Many of the women were from occupied countries, including Korea, China, and the Philippines, although women from Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia and other Japanese-occupied territories were used for military brothels. Stations were located in Japan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, then Malaya, Thailand, Burma, New Guinea, Hong Kong, Macau, and French Indochina. A smaller number of women of European origin from the Netherlands and Australia were also involved. usage worldwide, No third party sales.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ sino-japanese war / china / women / pacific theatre / asia / philippines / historical images / history pictures / comfort women / asian pictures / historical / asia pictures / asian image / asian / history images / japan / crimes against humanity / world war ii / pacific theater / woman / asian images / rape / japanese / historical pictures / rising sun / genocide / chinese / war crimes / history / filipino / filipina
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 4600 × 3591 px 389 × 304 mm 1 MB
Medium 1024 × 800 px 87 × 68 mm 0 MB
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PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE
Restrictions
RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY FOR COMMERCIAL USE - PLEASE CONTACT US / NO RIGHTS FOR AUSTRIA, CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, CROATIA, FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, POLAND AND SWITZERLAND

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