No comfort

Storycomfortap Reading an earlier version of this Associated Press report in the newsroom this afternoon (’s more comprehensive version has pictures and a summary) gave me the chills. Apparently, US occupation troops in Japan used a network of “comfort stations” from September 1945 to at least February or March 1946.

Kudos to AP for breaking 60-year-old news.

Photo from CNN (it shows American servicemen outside one such comfort station in Japan).


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One response to “No comfort

  1. Wars really cause more collateral damage. The stigma it left on those who survived it is indescribable.

    No Japanese will ever come forward, they would rather suffer silently than expose themselves. That is their culture.

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