Former ianjo in Shanghai.
Former ianjo in Shanghai.

Ianjo (慰安所) is a military brothel, established by Japanese during World War II. First ianjo was founded in Shanghai, China.[1] Based on these estimates, most international media sources quote about 200,000 young women were kidnapped by Japanese soldiers to serve in military brothels. The BBC quotes "200,000 to 300,000", and the International Commission of Jurists quotes "estimates of historians of 100,000 to 200,000 women."[2]

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  1. ^ Dikmansyah, Dwi (May 1, 2014). "Potret Jugun Ianfu Budak Seks Tentara Jepang".
  2. ^ "An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 women across Asia, predominantly Korean and Chinese, are believed to have been forced to work as sex slaves in Japanese military brothels", BBC 2000-12-08;
    "Historians say thousands of women; as many as 200,000 by some accounts; mostly from Korea, China and Japan worked in the Japanese military brothels", Irish Examiner 2007-03-08;
    AP 2007-03-07;
    CNN 2001-03-29.