The Implementation of the Japanese Military "Comfort Women" System (1937-1941)
After the Rape of Nanking on Dec 13, 1937, the Japanese military "Comfort Women" system began to be fully implemented in the Chinese occupied area. The first comfort station (which was officially administrated by Japanese military) was the Yangjiazhai "entertainment" station established on Jan 13, 1938. As the war expanded, the Japanese military set up many comfort stations extending through Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan, and Taiwan. In Shanghai alone, there were 158 comfort stations as verified by archives and on-site investigation.