Seiji Yoshida

Japanese writer, Japanese communist (1913-2000)

1913   -   2000

country of citizenship: Japan
languages spoken, written or signed: Japanese
occupation: writer, politician

Yūto Yoshida (吉田 雄兎, Yoshida Yūto, 15 October 1913 – 30 July 2000) was a Japanese novelist and member of the Japanese Communist Party. He has published under a variety of pen names, including Seiji Yoshida (吉田 清治, Yoshida Seiji), Tōji Yoshida (吉田 東司, Yoshida Tōji), and Eiji Yoshida (吉田 栄司, Yoshida Eiji). He wrote "My war crimes", which is the origin of a dispute over comfort women 30 years after World War II; he admitted it was fictional in an interview with Shūkan Shinchō on May 29, 1996. Later, his fictional work was used by George Hicks in his "The Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War".
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