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Japanese Comfort Women

Related Lawyers: Michael D. Hausfeld, Brent W. Landau, Reena A. Gambhir
Related Practice Areas: Civil and Human Rights

Hwang v. Japan (Japanese Comfort Women), 00-cv-02233 (D.D.C.). Hausfeld lawyers represented survivors of the system of sexual slavery instituted by the Government of Japan in the territories it conquered in World War II.

The women, euphemistically known as “comfort women,” were recruited by force, coercion, or deception into sexual slavery for the Japanese Military – victims of what is now known and condemned as trafficking in persons. Of the estimated 200,000 women enslaved by the Japanese military, only a few thousand survived the inhumane treatment.