There were no sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army in WWII era.

The champions of Comfort Women, militarized prostitution for the Japanese army in World War Two era, was prosecuted for fraud in South Korea in March 2013. 30,000 people were extorted by the Society for the Bereaved Families of the Pacific War, the Seoul city police department stated.

The police charged the society with fraud in 2011. The society and Yang Soon-Im were widely known as the main champion and supporter of the former comfort women who sued Japanese government for compensation claimed that they were forcibly seized by the Japanese Imperial Army and treated as sex slaves.

Yang Soon-Im is the mother-in-law of Takashi Uemura, a reporter of the Asahi Shinbun, and his first report on forcibly seized comfort women created a serious stir both in Japan and in South Korea. The story of forced seizing of young women in the article was based on a book written by an ex-Japanese soldier, Seiji Yoshida.

A South Korean newspaper reporter started investigation in 1989 and he clearly concluded that there was no forced seizing and in the article, a local historian accused the book author stating that it was a forged story made by commercialism. The South Korean news report is shown in the Net. http://goo.gl/LfF7c


* It seems that S.Korea has been concealing the case. I can't find the news in English. The previous entry of this blog is an article of this case in Japanese. The news in other Japanese web sites are here. http://goo.gl/TfXLA

* A news report on POW fraud in Australia.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/pow-chief-a-prisoner-of-his-own-lies-20091002-ggid.html