Kim Sung wrote:Korean girls became targets for the Japanese because they were brought up in a very conservative society compared to Japan and they were in most cases virgins.
The Japanese started thinking of using comfort women because they had a harsh experience in China. In the Sino-Japanese war, some Japanese troops got a big blow because gang rape against Chinese women brought them venereal diseases. So they started to pick up Korean girls who are more hygienic than Japanese girls.
I think you go too far here Kim. Large numbers of soldiers and a small number of available women ( voluntary or involuntary) is what spreads VD. It has nothing to with what nationality or race the women are. Generally I have found Oriental women
( Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Philipinos) to be quite "fastidious" even the hookers compared to other nationalities of women. Your comment about there being more Korean Virgins, might have some weight since Korea has a larger percentage of "Christians" and Christianity can influence how long a girl stays a virgin. Perhaps you may be a Korean Christian yourself which might explain these over-zealous statements. But for the most part I don't think this or geography, had much effect on the proclivitibies (sp?) of Japanese soldiers.
Condoms and "comfort women" were an indespensable part of the Japanese war machine. Many of these comfort women were forced into it either directly by force or indirectly by necessity and that is a form of forced labor which makes it a war-crime. But without getting into the details I know why the Japanese may not view the forced prostitution of the Japanese Empire in WWII as a war-crime. I'd call it a "mental-block", it doesn't make those crimes any less heinous, but it might explain why Japanese Denial of them is because they simply can't see things that way.
Still I think the Japnese should pay reparations to all comfort women , even the ones who want the money yet did the job voluntarily. As in any mass crime or class action lawsuit, "culpability" and who exactly was a victim, and why, will never be specific for everyone's satisfaction. Japan can afford to pay for all these claims , and I see no good reason why they should not.