South Korean comfort women is a term used to refer to girls and women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during the Second World War. These girls would be lured into this through promises for good jobs as hoteliers, nurses, and at the factories both in Japan and abroad.
Comfort stations were places where soldiers went to comfort themselves with women after a long day at war. They were either located in Japan or other Japanese military occupied territories. Women were forcefully abducted from their homes in the rural areas while in urban areas advertisements were made through mediators in the newspapers and women volunteered to go to work, but ended being turned into sex slaves. Good sums of money would be proposed and some families considered this an opportunity to pay off their debts.