(a) George Hicks’ 1995 book “The Comfort Women”;
(b) Radhika Coomaraswamy’s 1996 U.N. Commission on Human Rights report;
(c) United States House Resolution 121 (passed by Congress in 2007).
Revealingly, (c) cites (b) and other earlier sources; (b) cites (a) and earlier sources; and (a) relies almost totally on evidence gathered by a single activist of Korean descent, who “found about 80 per cent of the material (much of it exceedingly obscure) used in the writing of this book.” All these works rely, directly or indirectly, on Seiji Yoshida’s fabricated account of “comfort women hunting,” the erroneous Asahi newspaper articles, the subsequent testimonials of certain comfort women whose stories have changed, and English-language documents (many by authors who cannot read or communicate fluently in Japanese). The vast majority of the historical documents on the Japanese comfort women system are in Japanese, but most of these salient documents were ignored, dismissed, or misinterpreted.