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Japanese War Times Tribunal
A study of the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal, convened in December 2000, to attempt to bring accountability to those who enslaved thousands of women through the Japanese Military's Sexual Slavery scheme, during World War II.
# 28895 | 5,110 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 09, 2003 in History (Asian) , International Relations (Non-U.S.)

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This paper explores and discusses the impediments to the implementation of the 2000 Tokyo Tribunal. It investigates how the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal came to be and what it hoped to accomplish. To gain a full appreciation of the background to the issue that gave rise to the December 2000 Tribunal, this paper reviews the Japanese Imperialist Army practice, justification and affects of the system of sexual slavery. Following the historical review, it looks at how the Japanese and other government's attitudes towards the comfort women program has hampered justice for victims. Finally, an overview of the follow-up meeting in The Hague in 2001 highlights what the efforts of these survivors and others have accomplished.

Statement of Problem
Comfort Women, a Background
Legal Issues
Impediments to Justice
Events Leading to the Tokyo Tribunal
December 2000 Tokyo Tribunal on Sexual Slavery

From the Paper:

"The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal did not happen overnight. Rather it was a product of years of effort by individuals and organizations in nine countries throughout Asia and the West. Until the early 1990's the Japanese government refused to even acknowledge the fact of the enslavement of women into their comfort women scheme during the war. This hearing did not become a reality overnight. It took years of effort and scholarship for the Tribunal to become reality.

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, known as the Tokyo war crimes trials, neglected to punish a single Japanese leader for the slavery, subsequent abuse, and destruction of women's lives who were forced into becoming sexual slaves for the Japanese government. (Soh 2001) Documents kept at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. revealed U.S. military intelligence units had gathered important information on the comfort women program. (Soh) Some writers feel that the Tokyo tribunal's absence of addressing this human rights violation reflects a pervasive racism of Western nations toward non-white people but also that fact that no American women were victimized. (Soh) (Llewellyn 2001) Rough estimates by scholars believe that the number of comfort women ranged between 50,000 and 200,000 and that most were believed to be Korean."

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