Last updated on: 8/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Feb. 1946 – Japan Ends Indentured Servitude

“The Tokyo Brothel-Keepers Association, ‘moved,’ they said, ‘by a spirit of democracy,’ recently freed their girls from the traditional system of indentured servitude, which had long been the basis of the famed Yoshiwara district. Last week General MacArthur, in the name of ‘the fundamental human rights,’ made it an order.”