SDHF Newsletter No.87 US OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION
UNITED STATES OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION
Japanese Prisoner of War Interrogation Report No. 49
December 17, 2014
This official US record made by direct interrogation of comfort women captured on the battlefield is one of the most important source materials related to documenting the real comfort women.
In 1944, the United States Army captured some Comfort Women in Burma and were interrogated by the U.S. Army. The Army filed “Report Number 49” and it stated that the ladies were well-paid prostitutes.
It clearly defined a “comfort girl” as nothing more than a prostitute or “professional camp follower.” (Preface) It also stated that their average month net pay was 750 Yen, which was 75 times higher than that of a private first class soldier’s pay of 10 Yen. (Pay and Living Condition)
These show that the comfort women were merely very highly paid prostitutes, and having absolutely nothing to do with “sexual slavery.”
*Whole copy of Report No.49: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_4/8_S1.pdf
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Secretary General
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact