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comfort station

A building or part thereof where toilet and lavatory facilities are available for public use.
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Park went on to say the opening of comfort stations across the Asia-Pacific region starting in 1932 was the result of the systematic expansion of such facilities ahead of the war, not as something that suddenly came up as an organized effort by the Japanese government as some Korean scholars and activists believed.
The comfort stations were owned and operated by both institutions and individuals.
She was used as a sex slave in a comfort station until her escape a year later.
Such ritual transformations were all in play in the comfort stations, both in performances of music and dance and in the performances of sex and the abuse of the comfort women.
Born into a poor family in Busan, Yi said she was taken by Japanese and Korean men to a comfort station in the northeastern Chinese city of Yanji when she was 15 years old, working at an inn.
Bae Chunhui, having not experienced music within "comfort stations," uses music in the postwar period to encounter new cultural forms.
South Korea views women who provided sex to Japanese soldiers in so-called comfort stations in military facilities during World War II as sex slaves, but the Japanese governments insist there is no evidence that the women were coerced.
They established so-called comfort stations with the enforced enlistment, management and transfer of sex slaves.
According to the report, in August 1993, after more than one and a half years of government research into the issue, then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono issued a statement saying that the Japanese military was, directly or indirectly, involved in the establishment and management of 'comfort stations' and the transfer of 'comfort women'.
Pic accompanies some of them back to the "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped.
Or rather, we haven't been here before because there ain't no place to go such is the shortage of what the Yanks quaintly call "comfort stations."
The massive Sports Fields Development Project is one of the largest public works projects in recent New York City history, boasting 64 proposed state-of-the-art athletic fields, attendant roadways, parking, pedestrian pathways, lighting, landscaping, and comfort stations to be built on the 300 acres of Randall's Island parkland.