from the book "Japan's Comfort Women, Sexual Slavery & Prostitution During the US Occupation" by Tanaka, Yuki:
Based on the research in oral history that he conducted over many years, ishiro Masayasu, an Okinawan historian and former director of the Okinawa Prefectural Historical Archives, writes:

Soon after the US marines landed, all the women of a village on Motobu
Peninsular fell into the hands of these American soldiers. At the time, there
were only women, children and old people in the village, as all the young
men had been mobilized for the war. Soon after landing, the marines
“mopped up” the entire village, but found no signs of the Japanese forces.
Taking advantage of this situation, they started “hunting for women” in
broad daylight and those who were hiding in the village or nearby air raid
shelters were dragged out one after another. It was no different from the
“brutal acts of conquerors,” committed by the Japanese forces in China
earlier.

There was a communal taboo on this incident and no mention of it was
made even after the men returned to the village after the war ended. Consequently
it was a long time before it became public knowledge.
At the time, most of the women in the village had stopped menstruating
[due to malnourishment], so only a few babies of mixed-race were born as a
result of this war-time rape. This was undoubtedly the only consolation in
this tragedy.

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It is therefore hardly surprising to find the behaviour of Japanese soldiers towards Asian comfort women and that of American, British and Australian soldiers towards Japanese comfort women almost identical. Both Japanese and Allied soldiers held comfort women in contempt, calling them “a communal toilet” or “a yellow stool,” yet the soldiers did not hesitate at all to use the “service” rendered by these “cheap whores.”



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It is interesting to note that the subject of the very first meeting between the top two military men (Eichelberger, MacArthur) of the US occupation forces immediately after the surrender ceremony was neither “the democratization of Japan” nor “the future status of Emperor Hirohito,” but “rape by Marines.” On September 15, the Yomiuri Hochi newspaper reported that, as the result of a request from the Metropolitan Police Office, 5,000 MPs had been mobilized in Tokyo in order to suppress US soldiers’ criminal activities. On September 19, the Office of Supreme Commander of the Allied Power (SCAP) issued a memorandum on the “press code for Japan” and started controlling press reports by introducing post censorship. Therefore, news reports of crimes committed by the occupation forces vanished from newspapers after September 19. After that, we see only articles applauding Americans such as a long article entitled “the Essence of American Democracy” published in Yomiuri Hochi on September 23, and an article about a US medical officer who saved the life of a sick Japanese girl, which appeared in the Asahi Shimbun on September 26.

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The following passage is an extract from a memoir by Allen Clifton, a young Australian junior officer of the BCOF [acting] as an interpreter and criminal investigator:

To call [the Japanese] cowards would be to presume the obvious and improbable. The reason lay elsewhere: in their blind unquestioning acceptance of instructions from the Government that placed the Shinchugun [occupation forces] beyond criticism and Japanese justice. Instead the Japanese went and told the police. The police, having no power, could do no more than inform us, when it was too late . . At the Court Martial that followed, the accused was found guilty and sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude. In accordance with army law the court’s decision was forwarded to Australia for confirmation. Some time later the documents were returned marked “Conviction quashed because of insufficient evidence."


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In his speech at the graduation ceremony of Tokyo University in March 1952, following the end of occupation, Professor Yanaihara Tadao, then the President of Tokyo University and a well-known historian, stated that the US troops’ exploitation of postwar prostitution had affected Japanese society “no less than that of the destructive power of the A-bombs” dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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[T]he sex industry around the [U.S.] military bases continues to function with no sign of disappearing.

War, war never changes.


Like in that Fiddler on the Roof flick, who knows what kind of Ukrainian Cossack rapist blood a nigga might have. Smh.