Tag Archives: Japan

Operation Shanghai

  According to the New World Encyclopedia, psychological warfare involves using propaganda or similar methods to demoralize an enemy and ensure victory, possibly without physical violence. Modern examples include the U.S. spreading leaflets over Japan during WWII and more recently … Continue reading

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The U.S. government’s assault on children

We’ve heard considerable rhetoric recently about the vileness of subjecting children to poison gas, and vile it is. So are other means by which children are maimed and murdered… Continue reading

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Military sexual assault, redux

The Japanese government has formally apologized for forcing women seized from China, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Taiwan to act as “comfort women” (sex slaves) for the military during World War II. Recently, Toru Hashimoto, mayor of Osaka, Japan, sparked … Continue reading

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Comfort women

By guest author Dot Walsh Comfort women were women and girls forced into prostitution by the Japanese government during World War II.  The name “comfort women” was taken from a Japanese word meaning prostitute. In reality these women were sex … Continue reading

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