20-year-old woman recruited by the FFWPU / UC in Japan, and then sold to an older Korean farmer in an “apology marriage”.
PLEASE RETURN MY SISTER WHO IS IN SOUTH KOREA
1. Ms. Nameless Posted: 01/10/25 ID:FFmOrZXZ
I want to write about my experience here as my serious warning to all Japanese women. Please note, everything I talk from now is true!!
My elder sister, who was bright and pretty, got involved with a Korean person and South Korea.
Then she was taken away to South Korea where she became a virtual slave.
You might say “You are so silly!” But the story is true. The tricks used are surprisingly clever, and thousands of Japanese women have already been taken away to South Korea through this scheme.
Now, I want to reveal their dirty tricks. I want to bring this to the attention of all Japanese women, so they can be careful. And again I want to say that this is based on my actual experience. I would like to sincerely ask you not to interfere with the warning I am going to post here.
It started three years ago.
“I met some Korean people and we became friends.” It all began with these words from my sister. She was in her junior year at university when a female Korean student started to talk to her, sitting on a bench on campus. The two of them soon became close friends. I also met that Korean student several times and had a good impression of her. She was courteous and seemed to be a nice person. I heard that she was a member of a peace organization.
2. I really regret now that I was not more aware of what was going on at that time. My sister had begun to attend a “Culture Class” given by the peace organization that she had been introduced to by the Korean student. According to my sister, the class was “to learn about peace”. In the class she repeatedly watched videos and then listened to lectures.
Although the name of the class was “learning about peace”, the contents were only about “how the Japanese tormented Koreans”. After watching such videos for hours and hours, they then listened to lecturers from the organization – and the topic was always “How the Japanese people have never compensated for their crimes and always speak irresponsibly”.
One day my sister’s face was pale. She explained to me “the Japanese army forced 150 Korean comfort women to stand in a line and cut off their heads one by one and cooked a head soup. Then they forced other comfort women to eat the soup ……”
I was shocked by the story, but at the same time it sounded “exaggerated” to me so I got suspicious.
While continuing to attend the culture classes, my sister’s attitude gradually changed. She began to repeat, with a desperate expression on her face, “I’m so ashamed that I was born Japanese,” or “the Japanese people must make amends to the Korean people right now,” or “the current Japanese prosperity is founded on the Korean people’s sacrifices.” She completely forgot her schoolwork and started to study the Korean language.
3. My sister said, “I want to go to Korea to apologize to the Korean people in Korean”.
I did not think it was necessary for her to go, but on the other hand I thought it was good to make international friends. I didn’t take it seriously enough.
One day, my sister told me that I should also study the Korean language. I asked her why. She answered, “The Korean language is the global language and is the most excellent language in human history”.
On hearing this I got a suspicious feeling. So I secretly sneaked into my sister’s room while she was away where I found books entitled “The Divine Principle” and “Apostate” and some brochures. I started reading and was appalled at their contents. One of them said, “Japan is a country ruled by the devil that tormented South Korea which is the world leader,” another said, “Japan is the country of Eve, therefore it is her obligation to work to serve Korea, the country of Adam”. “After the unification of North and South Korea, they will become the center of Asia and will rule the world”. The literature was full of such crazy content!
I asked my university tutor about the content that gave me such an uneasy feeling. He told me, “Well, that is the Unification Church.” Then I researched into the Unification Church and discussed it with my parents. We all tried to convince my sister to withdraw from the Church. But it was too late. She took a hard line and decided to quit university and insisted to go to South Korea straight away.
We were desperate and tried to stop her, but she swore at us angrily saying, “You people are all devils who want to insult the Messiah and South Korea which lead the world!” We were horrified at the change in her. I cried, together with my parents.
4. Suddenly, my sister decided to join a mass wedding ceremony in Seoul and finally left our home.
I protested to the Korean student who had invited my sister to their meetings. The student completely changed her polite attitude. I asked her “You are a member of the Unification Church, aren’t you?” But she acted as if she didn’t know. “Eh? What is that?”
I said, “The founder of Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon, he’s really weird, isn’t he?”
This comment of mine made her so upset. “What did you say?!” She yelled like mad, spitting out her words, her face red with anger.
Although she was hiding this fact, she was indeed a member of the Unification Church!
My family was so sad, we all cried for a while after my sister left home. We all worried about her circumstances.
Soon my sister contacted us to say that she had got married to a Korean man and was in countryside. For a while we felt relieved. But then she began to send letters, frequently, in which she wrote “Please send money”, and “electrical goods” and other things. It seemed that her Korean “relatives” of the countryside demanded that she get money and goods from our family for them. My parents felt they had no choice but to continue to send money and goods as requested.
We worried what sort of life my sister had in Korea, so I decided to go to Korea to see her and find out. It was dangerous for me to go alone, so we had to make an effort to find an appropriate person to be my interpreter and bodyguard. We hired Mr. A., who was a Japanese exchange student living in Seoul.
5. Mr. A took me to the address stated in my sister’s letter. It was in the Korean countryside.
The place was totally different from the general countryside in Japan. It was a pre-modern farm in a village with unpaved roads. We found my sister in one of these poor village houses. My sister seemed glad that I had come. Her husband was the son and heir of a farming family. He was an ugly and uneducated countryman. He seemed to be over 40 years old although my sister was in her early 20s.
Mr. A and I talked together with the poor family for a while.
I thought it was impolite to do so, but I gently challenged their marriage, and asked my sister to return to Japan.
Suddenly the interpreter became pale. He explained that my sister’s husband said, “I paid money!” and continued with a vulgar smile “It was a good deal, ’cause this Jap girl has got a nice body.”
This made me so angry and I really wanted to kill him. But in this situation, I had to silently endure for the sake of my sister’s safety. My sister also answered, “the Japanese people must make amends in Korea.” She said she was working from morning to night. Listening to the family’s conversation, Mr. A whispered in my ear, “it seems she is almost a slave”.
6. There was nothing I could do for her but to return to Japan. On the way to the Seoul airport, Mr. A explained many things to me. For example, there was a strange group of Japanese women in Seoul – all Unification Church members – who were working from early in the morning. Those women often joined demonstrations and performances against Japan, or were perhaps forced to join in such activities.
In addition, when I talked about the comfort women, he said he heard from an old Korean man, who had experienced the Japanese colonial era, that “the coercion story [of forced recruitment] is complete fiction”.
According to the old man, the truth was that poor families in rural areas sold their daughters to Korean prostitution brokers. It was a common solution in the Asian region, including Japan, for such poor people to get out of deep poverty. “It is fiction that the Japanese Army arranged trucks to kidnap girls. Nobody has seen such a spectacle and I never heard such rumors at that time”, the old man told Mr. A.
I said to him “then the comfort women stories must have been created by somebody for a certain purpose.” He caught my drift that the Unification Church was using the comfort women stories. “I know a person who is close to a lawyer, Mr. Takagi, who is responsible for litigation in the wartime comfort women case. I will contact him to see if he knows something about this.”
7. I came home with a feeling of frustration. I could not speak honestly to my parents about my sister’s situation. I had the impression my sister had been sold to Korea as collateral, as a servant.
After a while, my sister suddenly informed us that one of her “relatives” was going to visit Japan and she wanted us to take care of him. My parents and I were fed up with the idea, but felt we could not refuse.
Then a crude beggar-like young man arrived.
The Korean had a featureless face with thin eyes just like pen lines. At first he seemed emotionless, but soon he had violent mood swings. He would yell and his face became the colour of a boiled octopus. Especially during meal times he would sit at the table in a very rude manner. He ate his food making horrible noises. Not only that, he complained saying “Why you don’t serve Kimchi, uh?!”, “So bland taste!!” and so on.
Needless to say I really hated this Korean guy.
One day, he yelled at my mother. “The sauce for dipping the tempura is too bland! You’re stingy! Are you trying to belittle your precious guest?!”
I was getting to the limit of my patience. I seriously thought about putting something like pesticide into his drink.
I felt he was always looking at me in a strange way.
One night, the man sneaked into my room and tried to rape me, covering my mouth with his hand. I screamed and scratched his face. He beat me with all his strength.
This made my father furious and he drove the man out of our house. Finally I could be reassured.
8. One day Mr. A, the student who was in Seoul, sent me some surprising information. The following is a summary of what Mr. A sent.
What I should explain first is that it was an organization called the “Hundred Members Committee” who raised the “Comfort Women Issue” for the first time. The goal of this organization was to “obtain official apologies and compensation [from the Japanese government] for the Korean people”. Some Korean members of this organization, and Japanese housewives, went to South Korea “to search for victims” suitable for starting a lawsuit. Kim Hak-soon, who was the “courageous first woman to come forward as a victim of the sex-slave system”, was just a Korean prostitute who made a lot of money from her prostitution business with Japanese soldiers. But the “Hundred Members Committee” searched for such kinds of prostitutes and had them appeal to the Japanese government. Then they started international propaganda about the issue.
Now, what sort of organization is the “Hundred Members Committee”? In fact, this committee was created by the “Asian Women’s Federation for Peace” and that is a secondary organization of the Unification Church! Besides, Kenichi Takagi, the lawyer who supported the prostitute lawsuit, and the Japanese housewives who went to Korea to search for “victims” are also members of the Unification Church. (Of course they all denied being members. This is the modus operandi of the Unification Church. Members are instructed to say “We are different” when they are asked “Are you members of the Unification Church?”) Their actions are based on their belief in the teachings of the Unification Church that “Japan is a country of the devil and must therefore act to make restitution for their crimes which plagued Korea, the country of the Messiah”.
9. After the rapprochement between Sun-Myung Moon and Kim Il-Sung in 1992, the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan came to be involved in activities concerning the comfort women issue, and many North Korean “fake comfort women” appeared one after another. They circulated stories to the international community, such as “the Japanese soldiers cut off the comfort womens’ heads with swords, and made soup with the heads which they then made us drink”.
Then what is the reason why the Unification Church fabricated the “sex slave issue”? The reasons are complex.
First, they wanted to diminish the credibility of Japan and Japanese, so that they can make the Japanese government pay compensation to Korea, and give advantage and political status to Zainichi Koreans in Japan.
Note: Zainichi Koreans, also often known as Zainichi for short, (or Chōsen-jin) comprise ethnic Koreans who have permanent residency status in Japan, or who have become Japanese citizens, and whose immigration to Japan originated before 1945, from Chōsen (the old, undivided Korea), or who are descendents of those immigrants. They are a distinct group compared to South Korean nationals who have travelled to Japan for the sole purpose of employment or study.
More details on Wikipedia: Zainichi
Secondly, they wanted to brainwash more Japanese women to set them up for “human trafficking”. In the Japanese women’s minds they planted the consciousness that the guilt [or shame of Japan] should be expiated, or atoned for. They believed that being in the same situation as the comfort women could be compensation.
According to Mr. A, thousands of Japanese women had already been tricked this way, like my sister. Especially in countryside of Korea there is a high demand for these women. The Unification Church groomed the women for human trafficking to be collateral!
When I heard this story I was stunned.
I also heard from another person who was with Mr. A, that 辛淑玉 Tsura Yoshi-dama [Shin Sugo], had a relationship with the Unification Church and she delivered lectures to Unification Church-affiliated organizations.
[ 辛淑玉、シン スゴ、신숙옥、女性、1959年1月16日- . とは、東京都生まれの実業家。のりこえねっと （ヘイトスピーチとレイシズムを乗り越える国際ネットワーク）共同代表、シューレ大学アドバイザー。東京都立第一商業高等学校卒業。在日韓国人3世。LINK ]
[ 辛淑玉, Shin Sugo, worked for the International Network to Overcome Hate Speech and Racism. She is a third generation Zainichi Korean. ]
I came to think I could not trust Zainichi Koreans.
Apparently the Unification Church believers, the General Association of Korean Residents, and human rights campaigners in Japan were all in one crony gang.
The reality is that they are the despicable people who continue the activities to tailor Japanese women to be the slaves of Koreans – all under a mask of justice!
10. Currently, a lot of Japanese women are being fooled by this Korean propaganda and support their activities. This it is totally wrong because it just helps the crimes of the Unification Church. I will say it again and again, so many Japanese women are sold to Korea as a “commodity” for human trafficking by the Unification Church, just like my sister. If you doubt my story, please take action and research what miserable lives those Japanese women have in Korea. You will find out those women are virtually enslaved. I don’t understand why the Japanese mass media do not report these harrowing tales. Why do the the so-called quality papers like Asashi shimbun, Mainichi shimbun or Yomiuri shimbun not explain to the public that right now such women are being trafficked ? Why!?
I simply want to ask why Japanese TV stations do not report the fact that Japanese women are victims like this? Why is this so?
Right at this moment, many Japanese women are brainwashed by this bad Korean religion and sold to Korea to be enslaved for their whole lives.
I want my sister back!
11. Now, I will finish my story about the miserable experience of my family.
I think our experience is hard to believe for most Japanese women, but it is true.
I think all Japanese women need to know the existence of this terrifying trap that leads Japanese women to such miserable situations. That is why I posted this series of messages.
But I think most of the Zainichi Koreans in Japan and the South Korean people are good people. So please do not have an ethnic prejudice against all Korean society. But it is a fact that there are some crazy people who do horrible malicious, wicked deeds against the Japanese with no scruples. It is also a fact that such actions have been neglected or ignored.
Maybe there are some people who do not want to believe my story.
I don’t want to be hurt by heartless responses like “show the evidence!” or “don’t make up a story!” So I will never come back here again.
Each person is free to believe or not. I cannot blame people who do not believe my experience. It has not been broadcast or well publicized by the mass media.
But anyway, let me insist again, the whole of my story is true! It is a fact!!
Sun Myung Moon: The founder of the Unification Church, which is a South Korean based religious organization. [Supposed] activist in the Korean independence movement during Japan’s annexation of the Korean Peninsula. After the independence of Korea, he established International Federation for Victory Over Communism against North Korea. [He died in 2012.]
Kim Il Sung: Former leader of the socialist nation Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea). He was well known for his Red Terror with continuous blood purges to maintain his political power. He died in 1994.
There were Comfort Women used by the Japanese military. There are testimonies and photographs, and there is a lot of evidence. However, it seems to be true that a lot of the recruitment of women was done by Koreans, and there were even notices in Korean newspapers for Comfort Women.
It seems there are also fake Comfort Women seeking compensation.
Military commentator Ji Man-won raised “fake comfort women” question
Joong Ang Daily (中央日報) April 14, 2005
Military commentator Ji Man-won raised a question of fake Korean ex-comfort women and it caused significant ripples.
On 13th January, Ji Man-won posted an article entitled “analyze the comfort women issue” saying, “Who can verify real or fake of the women’s claim to be former comfort women? How can it be verified?”
Ji indicated the possibility that fake comfort women are included in the demonstration group gathered in front of the Japanese embassy.
In the article Ji said, “1994 can be the last timing to be taken as comfort women. If those women were over 15 years old at that time, they should be over 78 years old right now.” He also added, “Ex-comfort women seen in TV look too young and healthy. Some of them speak with very lively voices.”
Ji claimed no more than 20 percent of all comfort women were conscripted by Japan, while the rest were ordinary prostitutes trying to escape from poverty.
The Korea Chongshindae Council issued a statement threatening legal action against Ji. The organization’s website was inundated with messages criticizing Ji.
“Fake comfort women in Wednesday meeting” Military commentator’s essay causes ripples.
Chosun Ilbo (朝鮮日報) April 14, 2005
The controversial military commentator Ji Man-won has come under fire again after saying that claims by some women to have been drafted into sexual slavery as “comfort women” by the Japanese Army were fraudulent.
Ji said on his website on 13th and 14th that only 33 women had been confirmed former “comfort women,” or Chongshindae…
The above text has been re-translated from the Japanese.
The former English translation is here:
The original Japanese text is here:
This book was written by a professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University. It confirms some of the above points.
THE COMFORT WOMEN: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan,
by C. Sarah Soh. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009,
384 pp., $25 (paper) ISBN: 978-0226767772
Overall, this is a brave and impressive book that usefully complicates and adds layers to our understanding of a sordid system.
Fear, guilt and shame used by her to trap the Japanese members.
Hyo-nam Kim uses the story of the Korean comfort women to manipulate the Japanese members.
However, the facts about the comfort women need to be explored. They are not as Hyo-nam Kim would like UC / FFWPU members to think.
Kim Tŏk-chin was recruited by a Korean man. She was also transported to Japan by a Korean couple, and then taken on to China to work in a brothel as a ‘comfort woman’ by the same Korean couple.
The Japanese military were concerned about the criminal methods used by Korean “comfort women” recruiters and brokers.
Below is a notice to Japanese military commanders in China concerning Comfort Women.
Dated March 4, 1938.
Title: “Matters regarding recruitment at military comfort station”
[list of signatories]
To: Army Chief Generals of the troops in northern China and of the expeditionary force in central China
When brokers recruited comfort women for the establishment of brothels during Sino-Japanese war, there were more than a few infamous cases to which we need to pay attention: the case of some brokers using the authority of the Japanese military for their recruitment, as the result, they ruined the credibility of the Japanese military, which led to a misunderstanding of ordinary people, the case that some brokers used an unruly method of recruiting through embedded journalists and visitors, causing social problems, the case that some brokers were arrested and placed under investigation because their recruiting method was similar to kidnapping. From now, as regards the recruitment of comfort women, the expeditionary force must properly choose and control brokers who recruit comfort women. Also, it is necessary to cooperate with the military police and law enforcement authorities. To keep the prestige of Japanese military, and to consider social problems, take careful note without omission.
March 4, 1938
Asia Times Online December 2005
In 1965 Japan gave $800 million as reparations for the occupation of Korea, in a combination of grants and low-interest loans. This was part of the Korea-Japan Normalization Treaty of 1965. In January 2005 details were disclosed to the Korean public for the first time.
War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II
by Thomas U. Berger
In about 36 months in 1948-1951 South Korean forces killed more South Koreans than the Japanese killed in the 36 years of their occupation of the country. There were some 1,222 probable incidents of mass execution without trial by the South Koreans.
DaeMoNim seems to have forgotten this part of Korean history, as she continues to pour guilt on the Japanese.
South Korea Admits Civilian Killings During War
New York Times (November 26, 2009)
By Choe Sang-hun
Here is a link to a Japanese point of view of their occupation of Korea. It is an example of an extreme opposite point of view.