Comfort women: South Korea's survivors of Japanese brothels
Korean women who, under Japanese occupation, were forced to become comfort women to Japanese troops. Comfort women of World War II remain one of the most controversial issues when dealing with Japanese war crimes, as the Japanese governments have continue to play down the severity of historical fact.
British soldiers liberated from a Japanese POW camp in Sumatra sit on the steps of an Allied ambulance reading about and discussing the American atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Singapore. August 1945.
Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted Playgrounds
Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam is considered one of Japan's leading fiber artists, using knitting and crochet as the foundation for much of her work. Her website explains that she specializes in "creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of color and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments."
This is John Sharp of Leicester, England; one of the few POWs of the WW2 to survive such extreme treatment under the Japanese Occupation. Sharp was captured while attempting to escape when being used as slave labour on the Burma-Siam railway. His punishment for being caught was being tortured for three years and two weeks in a Singapore gaol, where he spent twelve months in solitary confinement with little to no food.
The occupation of Singapore by the Japanese was like a long nightmare that lasted for three and a half years. During this period known as the Japanese Occupation, the people suffered and lived in constant fear of the Japanese. (http://library.thinkquest.org/10414/japan.html)