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‘Comfort women’ film a sleeper hit

A documentary film on the lives of 22 sex slaves in China who survived World War II has become an unlikely hit. Su Beiqi, the head of the film’s promotional team, said they expected the low-budget documentary, Twenty Two, which was shown on just 1 percent of China’s 45,000 screens on its opening day Monday, […]

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Activists demand justice for ‘comfort women’

Human rights activists and organizations on Monday rallied in front of the Japanese consulate in San Francisco, demanding justice for “comfort women” around the world, in commemoration of the international “Comfort Women” Day of Remembrance.

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Rare footage shows pain of ‘comfort women’

Newly uncovered footage of seven “comfort women” provides video evidence of the Japanese Army’s sexual enslavement of hundreds of thousands of women from Asian countries during World War II.

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Film gives face to ‘comfort women’

After decades of living in silence and shame, “comfort women” have been given a face in a new documentary that relays first-hand accounts of their brutal experiences during a horrific chapter of history.

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‘Comfort women’ still waiting for apology

Women raped during wartime in Hainan province are still awaiting an apology from Japan, even though most of them are now in their 80s. China Daily learned that only eight of fewer than 100 survivors in the southern province are still alive.

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Abe betrays history’s conscience

To many who want right-wing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to clarify his views on history and apologize for the Japanese military’s atrocities during World War II, his address to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday came as a huge disappointment.

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