SDHF Newsletter No.302 There were written contracts
The story of a comfort woman who contracted with Korean entrepreneurs and frequently changed comfort stations
Rebuttals of criticisms of Professor Ramseyer’s article, that “there were no contracts”.
Lee Woo-yeon, co-author of Anti-Japan Tribalism
One criticism of Professor Ramseyer’s essay focuses on a “lack of contracts”. However, Mr. Lee Woo-yeon completely pulverizes this excuse. He argues based on Korean Military Comfort Women Taken to China 2 (written by the Research Society, the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, Hanol, 2003).
An alleged “comfort woman”, Hyun Byung-sook, made several statements to Bae Jung-chul.
*First, she received an advance of 500 won to work at a brothel for two years.
*After returning home, she wanted to earn money, so she found a broker who offered her 3000 won
for a three-year contract. However, she needed her parents’ consent. She persuaded her father for
his consent and he put his seal on the contract. The broker further demanded her grandfather’s seal. It is quite reasonable for a broker to make a written contract, paying 3000 won up-front. Hyun said that it was rather strict, at that time.
*To the question, “Did you know that you were to serve many Japanese military men?” She replied
replied “Of course, I knew.”
As Professor Ramseyer wrote in his academic paper, the comfort women are nothing more than prostitutes, just like those who worked in brothels in Japan and Korea, in accordance with the law. The Asahi Newspaper formally admitted that Yoshida Seiji’s testimony was false and retracted 15 articles it published based on his falsehood. Thus, the so-called comfort women “crime” is a lie, and academics including Nobel Prize winners have been ensnared in this lie.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact