Ina man named Kakou Senda wrote a book about the comfort women system that focused on Japanese participants. In one of these, a lieutenant is quoted as confessing to having organized a brothel and having used it himself. Archived from the original on February 28, On the other hand, the report found that Japanese officials comments on the issue had a far more detrimental effect on Japan's image and its diplomatic relations. The number of Dutch women that were sexually assaulted or molested were also largely ignored.
In other cases, North Korean women and girls are lured out of North Korea to escape poor economic, social, and political conditions by the promise of food, jobs, and freedom, only to be forced into prostitution, marriage, or exploitative labor arrangements once in China.
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The last surviving victims have become public figures in Korea, where they are referred to as "halmoni", the affectionate term for "grandmother". The cause has long been supported beyond the victim nations, and associations like Amnesty International are campaigning in countries where governments have yet to support the cause, like in Australia,  or New Zealand. In recent years, a number of Japanese sources have denied or minimized the issue of comfort women. On August 14,the first 'comfort women' statue in Taiwan was unveiled in the city of Tainan. Kobayashi's book contains an interview with Taiwanese industrialist Shi Wen-longwho stated that no women were forced to serve and that the women worked in more hygienic conditions compared to regular prostitutes because the use of condoms was mandatory. This Week in Asia.