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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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Historians fault Japan on ‘comfort women’ flak

Some American historians are urging their Japanese counterparts not to allow the Japanese government to minimize the prevalence of “comfort women” during World War II.

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Apologizing for atrocities

In late July, two Korean women, both in their 80s, made the long journey to the United States. The two had been forced to serve as sex slaves for the Japanese in the era of World War II. They traveled to the U.S. to call for an apology from the Japanese government.  “It’s as if […]

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‘Comfort women’ history may enter UNESCO archives

China has submitted applications to UNESCO to preserve the archives that prove the suffering of wartime “comfort women,” forced into sexual slavery by Japan during the 1930s and 1940s, and make it part of the U.N. body’s Memory of the World program. The application follows recent comments by leading Japanese politicians and academics casting doubt […]

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