Comfort women were women and girls forced into being sex slaves by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied countries and territories before and during World War II. Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, with numbers ranging from as low as 20, by Japanese historian Ikuhiko Hata  to as high as , to , by a Chinese scholar  ; the exact numbers are still being researched and debated. According to testimonies, young women were abducted from their homes in countries under Imperial Japanese rule. In many cases, women were lured with promises of work in factories or restaurants. In some cases propaganda advocated equity and the sponsorship of women in higher education. Other enticements were false advertising for nursing jobs at outposts or Japanese army bases; once recruited, they were incarcerated in comfort stations both inside their nations and abroad. Prostitution in Japan was well-organized, and the Japanese government and military developed a similar program to provide sexual services to Japanese Armed Forces. The first comfort station was established in the Japanese concession in Shanghai in Earlier comfort women were Japanese prostitutes who volunteered for such service.
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Stewart published a remarkable article : a summary of an interview he had conducted last August with Jeffrey Epstein. The two were ostensibly talking together about matters of business—about rumors that Epstein had been doing advisory work for the electric-car company Tesla. He said that criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural aberration and that at times in history it was perfectly acceptable. He pointed out that homosexuality had long been considered a crime and was still punishable by death in some parts of the world. It insisted that Epstein himself was that most tragic, and heroic, of figures: a person born in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
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Lee Ok-seon was running an errand for her parents when it happened: a group of uniformed men burst out of a car, attacked her and dragged her into the vehicle. As they drove away, she had no idea that she would never see her parents again. Lee Ok-seon, then 80, in a shelter for former sex slaves near Seoul, South Korea, holding an old photo of herself on April 15, On December 13, , Japanese troops began a six-week-long massacre that essentially destroyed the Chinese city of Nanking. Along the way, Japanese troops raped between 20, and 80, Chinese women. As legal historian Carmen M. Women were rounded up on the streets of Japanese-occupied territories, convinced to travel to what they thought were nursing units or jobs, or purchased from their parents as indentured servants. These women came from all over southeast Asia, but the majority were Korean or Chinese. Once they were at the brothels, the women were forced to have sex with their captors under brutal, inhumane conditions.
By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline. Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts claims she performed a sex act on Ghislaine Maxwell in front of the billionaire pedophile on his private island and that his alleged madam had 'continuous' orgies with young girls, newly unsealed court documents reveal. Roberts detailed the sexual encounters in graphic detail in a deposition she gave investigators in as part of a defamation lawsuit she had filed against Maxwell, which has been under a court order deal until now. Roberts told investigators that girls were routinely flown in via private jet to participate in sex sessions that happened all over the island. Asked to describe women she personally saw Maxwell have sexual contact with, she responded: 'There's so many, I don't know where you want me to start. They were all beautiful girls. I would say the ages ranged between 15 and Ghislaine Maxwell had 'continuous' orgies on Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island with girls as young as 15, accuser Virginia Roberts claims in newly-unsealed court documents.