A big fuss continues to rage not only in South Korea but also in America concerning the phrase ‘Comfort women were a necessity’, uttered by Toru Hashimoto, the Mayor of Osaka. And in addition to that, two women who are referred to as ‘former comfort women’ have come to Japan and have been giving speeches in various places around the country.
However, did the things they talk about really occur during the war? They say the Japanese military did terrible things and that they were forced to work as comfort women from the age of eleven, and that they were violently beaten. Was all this orchestrated?
To answer that question, one must seek out the ‘true spirit’ of those women. There is only one person in the world that has the ability to do it, Master Ryuho Okawa, the CEO and Founder of the Happy Science Group. On the 21st of May, Master Okawa summoned the guardian spirits of those two women and elicited new amazing ‘evidence’. [See the note below]
[Note] These spiritual messages were channeled through Ryuho Okawa. However, please note that because of his high level of enlightenment, his way of receiving spiritual messages is fundamentally different from other psychic mediums who undergo trances and are completely taken over by the spirits they are channeling.
Each human soul is made up of six soul siblings, one of whom acts as the guardian spirit of the person living on earth. People living on earth are connected to their guardian spirits at the innermost subconscious level. They are a part of people’s very souls, and therefore, exact reflections of their thoughts and philosophies.
However, please note that these spiritual messages are opinions of the individual spirits and may contradict the ideas or teachings of the Happy Science Group.
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The Arrival in Japan of the Two Women Who Were ‘Forced to Become Comfort Women’
The two Korean women, who refer to themselves as ‘former comfort women’, came to Japan, Kim Botton (87) and Kil Wonok (84).
According to Ms. Kim’s testimony, in 1941 Japanese people came to her house and threatened her when she was only 14 years old, and they transported her to a comfort station in Guangdong, China. Becoming the subject to supervised violence on a daily basis, she was pressured into the life of a comfort woman there. She was obligated to take more than 15 soldiers as (sexual) partners per day and 50 soldiers or more on the weekends. After that she said she was moved with the military units through Hong Kong, Singapore, Sumatra, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Java.
When Ms. Kil was 13 years old (sometimes she says when she was 11), she was tricked into being transported to the comfort station in Harbin. While being the subject of similar violence, and being on the verge of fainting, she was forced to live as a ‘comfort woman’. For this reason, she says that several years later she became afflicted with sexually transmitted diseases and had to have a hysterectomy. Even after those experiences, she reported being taken to brothels in Shijiazhuang, China.
Both of them participated in the 1992 comfort women demonstrations in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, and have been continuing to sue for compensation.
What Was the ‘Comfort Women’ Issue Originally?
The designation “comfort women” was used for women that acted as prostitutes during the wartime. However, in this case, if you add the word ‘military’ here, it comes to mean people that the army formally employed. However, the expression ‘military comfort women’ was created after the war.
In the basic Japan-Korea treaty signed in 1965, Japanese reparations and assistance to Korea and the ‘final judgement as to the assets and claims of both countries’ were agreed upon. Within this treaty, Korea, with regard to comfort women, said absolutely nothing. In other words, the term ‘comfort women’ did not even appear at the time.
It was a Japanese person who first used the term ‘comfort women’. In 1973, Natsuko Chida, a former reporter for the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper, wrote in a publication called ‘Military Comfort Women’ that between 50,000 and 70,000 Korean women were forced to enter the profession. Following that, in 1977, in “Korean Comfort Women and the Japanese”, an author named Yoshida Seiji reported that he had coerced Korean women to become comfort women on the Korean Island of Cheju.
Mr. Yoshida’s evidence was very suspicious in many respects, and in 1996, Mr. Yoshida himself admitted that it was a fabrication. However, during that period, distorted information about the issue of comfort women surfaced at every opportunity as material with which to criticize Japan.
Even domestically, the left wing media, including the Asahi Newspaper, willingly picked up on this, and the apology of Prime Minister Miyazawa led the way to the Murayama speech which in turn prompted the Kono speech and at some point, the ‘military comfort women issue’ became a serious matter for which Japan was supposed to apologize to Korea.
Now, again, Osaka Mayor Hashimoto agitated not only Korea but also involved the United States and Europe due to his comments on how comfort women were a necessity and that it was not just Japan but a lot of armies that used comfort women.
However, it’s necessary to inquire whether or not the testimony of those women who, ‘in the first place, called themselves comfort women’ was true. If it was a lie that they were forcibly transported to the Japanese army, and they were just practicing the profession in which they had become established, there’s absolutely no justification for saying that Japan committed a crime on humanitarian and legal grounds.
It Is Impossible to Overlook the Movement to Try to Establish ‘Original Sin’ in Japan
From the beginning, Master Okawa explained his intention to express publically the words of the guardian spirits of those two women as follows:
“Now, it appears that under the pretext of meeting Osaka Mayor Hashimoto on the 24th of May, two people have come forth from Korea. However, I believe it’ll actually happen before you see the event. I think it’s alright to see this act as ‘two nuclear missiles being dispatched from Korea’. If they hit their targets, and in the event that Hashimoto and the Japanese mass media were to sink, Japan will take on the role of bearing the burden of this original sin, and I guess that it’s their aim.”
“To the extent that I’ve read various things about Korea, it’s a fact that in (South) Korea, any kind of lie can be told about Japan or the Japanese, and that presents no source of concern for anyone there.”
“In conclusion, since I really want to know the truth, and I’d be bothered if the Japanese people were crucified based on the stories of two women who are more than 70 years old, I believe it’s really necessary to examine whether what they are saying is the truth or a lie.”
“If the problem of military comfort women is nothing more than a few dozen elderly people who have simply fallen on hard times and want to be paid something more than their pensions, and there’s nothing to it, then I want to exercise my right to free speech and say that this has sunk to a level that’s not to be tolerated.”
“In this sense, the relationship between Japan and Korea, America, and China are all at stake now, and it could become a big problem to decide the fate of Japan relating to this issue in the future. I see this as an attempt to create a sense that the Japanese are guilty of original sin.”
“I believe that I bear the duty to verify the truth, to pledge before God to investigate whether or not what has been said is true.”
Based on this premise, Master Okawa summoned the guardian spirit of Ms. Kim Botton first.