Yoshiaki Yoshimi Writer

Yoshiaki Yoshimi (吉見 義明, Yoshimi Yoshiaki, born 1946) is a professor of Japanese modern history at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. Yoshimi is a founding member of the Center for Research and Documentation on Japan's war responsibility. He was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and he studied at the University of Tokyo. Yoshimi has done major work on the study of war crimes perpetrated by the Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the first part of the Shōwa period. He has published his research on the use of chemical weapons by the Army, ordered by Emperor Shōwa himself. Yoshimi is mostly noted for his work regarding the comfort women. He found the first documentary evidence in the Defense Agency Library of Tokyo that the Imperial Japanese Army established and ran "comfort stations". One of these was a notice written on 4 March 1938 by the adjutants to the Chiefs of Staff of the North China Army and Central China Expeditionary Army titled "Concerning the Recruitment of Women for Military Comfort Stations". The gist of the document is as below: Many agents should have required special attention.

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Date of birth
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Yamaguchi Prefecture , Japan
pop. 1,445,473 (2012)


1. University of Tokyo Colleges/University

The University of Tokyo (informally Tokyo University) (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku), abbreviated as Todai (東大, Tōdai), is a research university located in Tokyo, Japan. The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is considered to be the most prestigious university in Japan. It ranks as the highest in Asia and 21st in the world in 2011 according to Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Type National university
Institution colors
7-3-1 Hongo, 113-8654 - Bunkyō, Tokyo
2013. 14,120
2011. 14,123
2013. 13,878
2011. 14,386
Acceptance rate
2011. 24.8 %
2005. 23.19 %
Official web page www.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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People attended University of Tokyo connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1907., Writer
b. 1896., Writer
b. 1872., Writer
b. 1880., Writer

Written work

1.Comfort women

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. at New York City


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