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List of Illustrations List of Tables Map of East Asia and the Pacific ... One The Comfort Women Issue "Explodes"... Two Japan's Licensed Prostitution System ... Three In Manchuria and on the Battlefields of China... Four Along the Pacific Front ... Five "Battle Zone Sex" Around the World ... Six Personal Stories of the Comfort Women ... Seven The Confabulations of Yoshida Seiji ... Eight From the Kono Statement to the Coomaraswamy Report ... Nine Spread of Misconceptions about Comfort Women to the International Community ... Ten Merits and Demerits of the Asian Women's Fund ... Eleven Five Points of Contention: Q&A ... Twelve Comfort Women in the Battle Over History ... Thirteen Three-point Suite: The Facts About South Korea's Comfort Women, 1945-2015 ... Afterword by Hata Ikuhiko Appendixes 1. Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Kono Yohei, August 4, 1993 ... 2. United States Department of War, Report APO 689 ... 3. Requesting Correction of Factual Errors in McGraw-Hill Textbook ... Bibliography Books and Journals Unpublished Governmental Sources About the Author About the Translator Index