Jeff Kingston is NOT an expert on Japan

2016-10-26 00:05:06 | Weblog
The list of journalists and commentators who are Sex Slave Deniarsの続き。

Rightists distort author Park Yu-ha’s views on ‘comfort women’


Based on Korean comfort women’s testimony, Park believes that recruitment was largely based on deception rather than coercion



This is why Right wingers often quote Park Yu-ha’s views

The point of the dispute was whether Korean women were "forced" into prostitution by Japanese military
Asahi and Korean media---and most of English media also---used to claim that the recruitment was coercion by Japanese military.
Asahi turned out to be wrong. *1

but she believes the consequences for all these women were horrific; none were free to leave once recruited and all were subject to military discipline.


Even the statement by right wingers admit it.

Sakurai and other Japan conference folks.

Sadly, many women were made to suffer severe hardships during the wretched era during World War II, and it is with profound regret that we contemplate this tragic historical reality.


As Prime Minister of Japan, I thus extend anew my most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women


I am deeply pained to think about the ‘comfort women’ who experienced immeasurable pain and suffering as a result of victimization due to human trafficking

Practically none were free to leave the job and they continued to work as "comfort women" for U.S. soldiers recruited by Korean government after Japanese military left.

And for Japanese deniers, she inconveniently points out that “it appears that recruiters were often pairs of Japanese and Korean men.”

That's not inconvenient for Japanese right wingers: they know there were Japanese recruiters.

That's inconvenient for Koreans who claim as if they were innocent.

The comfort stations were closely monitored by the Japanese military

That's not secret. Again. U.S. document which right wingers are more than happy to cite confirms it;
The conditions under which they transacted business were regulated by the Army, and in congested areas regulations were strictly enforced. The Army found it necessary in congested areas to install a system of prices, priorities, and schedules for the various units operating in a particular areas.

Note also comfort stations for U.S. soldiers in Korea were also closely monitored by U.S. military: The military feared the spread of STD.

Kingston---I guess I can validly call him a American nationalistーーー conveniently ignores the fact that the similar situation continued even after Japanese military left: afterwards, they were forced to serve for U.S. military servicemen.

Despite the fact that former Korean comfort women for U.S. military asked for help, most of U.S. media and expats who blame Japan for sex slaves remain silent, leaving Korean female victims hopeless.

Japanese scholars and journalists had been critical of their government and spoke up against it. The consequence is the establishment of The Asian Women's Fund and the apologies by prime ministers.

Why is it American scholars and journalists keep trying to hide and deny the dark truth about Asian Sex Slaves for U.S. soldiers while blaming Japan ?

Most of American expats are as much nationalistic as Nippon Kaigi guys;though, they are unaware of it.

Lastly I doubt JEFF KINGSTON can read Japanese texts and communicate in Japanese well enough: almost all of the documents he cites are articles in English, he makes such misleading statements that he wouldn't if he could read and write Japanese texts and I've never heard of him speaking and writing in Japanese.

Journalists who write on Japan---you don't have to write an article in favor of Japan.
But please check the facts and restore the sense of fairness and justice in journalism, please.


* 1 But note that there were individual cases where women were kidnapped ;however, Japanese police or military cracked down on the crimes.


Modern-Day Comfort Women:
The U.S. Military, Transnational Crime,
and the Trafficking of Women

Kingston's ridiculous misinterpretation and whitewashing history

Kingston distorts Park Yu-ha's view on comfort women

It is least likely that Jeff Kingston&Jake Adelstein are reading Japanese documents.

President Park should publicly apologize for South Korea's sexual violence

Former Sex Slave: "I see the light but nobody helps"

Korean government controlled Sex Slaves for U.S. military

MUST READ: How the American mainstream operates according to a hierarchy of victims.

Bruce Cumings: Really s>ome of the former comfort women feeling themselves completely ruined and unable to return to their families became prostitutes for the American military after world war two. It was such a degraded situation under the American occupation in the Korean war that a friend of mine who served in the Korean war said on Friday night they would bring in a half ton truck full of 150 women and they would be in a movie house having sex. These undoubtedly included women who were comfort women for the Japanese army

Japanese Comfort women for GIs in Japan under the Occupation
See also « Back The Military-Sexual Complex: Prostitution, Disease and the Boundaries of Empire during the Philippine-American War Paul A. Kramer Military Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia Katharine H.S. Moon Against our will below Testimony:GHQ ordered to recruit women and set up comfort station
Yuki Tanaka on sexual violence by the occupational force

Comfort women at Sin Cities for GIs during Vietnam War.

It is not interpretation; it is just speculation or conspiracy theory by JEFF KINGSTON

The Scars of War: Vietnam Comfort Women for Korean and American soldiers.

Why Has South Korea Still Not Apologized to the Vietnam Comfort Women?

Don't assume JEFF KINGSTON is reading Japanese newspaper

The article Kingstone and foreign journalists don't want to readーーSex Slavery and Rape in Okinawa

Don't ask Kingston;he is not an expert.

Kingston and Tabuchi will ignore this atrocity by U.S. military again

All Korean prostitutes were volunteers or had been sold by their parents

you must never criticize soldiers and veterans, it’s absolutely forbidden

JEFF KINGSTON is a bit like Donald Trump

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