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Query: first published uses of the term 'comfort woman'

H-Japan colleagues,

Does anyone know the first published use of the term 'comfort woman' (or 'comfort girl') in English?

I have found some examples as early as the 1950s.

Similarly, does anyone know the first published usages in Japanese of (jūgun) ianfu (従軍)慰安婦?

Any suggestions appreciated.

Vera Mackie

University of Wollongong

vera@uow.edu.au

 

Essay: Japan’s nuclear energy and waste storage policy quandary

 Essay:  Japan’s nuclear energy and waste storage policy quandary

 

Here is an essay by Professor Toshitaka Takeuchi, an expert of nuclear weapons management at Osaka U. This essay was published by Japantoday.com on 12 August. He discusses how Japan should deal with nuclear waste storage policy. 

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