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.
Japanese Comfort Women
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.