Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat between April and March , including 13 classified dispatches from the Japanese consulates in China to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo dating back to , according to Kyodo. The sex slaves issue has been a source of a painful dispute between South Korea and Japan.
Kyodo: Historical documents show Japan's role in sex slaves
Kyodo: Historical documents show Japan's role in sex slaves - Business Insider
Share via Email Kang Il-chul, a former Korean sex slave who was 16 when she was taken from her home to work in Japanese military brothels in China during the second world war. Photograph: Justin McCurry for the Guardian Kang Il-chul was 16 when Japanese military police arrived at her home in South Korea and told her she was being conscripted. The year was , and her country was just two years away from liberation after 35 years of brutal Japanese colonial rule. Kang spent the remainder of the war in occupied China , as one of tens of thousands of Asian women forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers in frontline, makeshift brothels. I still get headaches. Lingering resentment over atrocities committed during the second world war — and the perception that Japan has failed to show enough remorse for its actions — help explain the periodical outbreaks of anti-Japanese rage in the region, and the angry reactions to high-profile visits to Yasukuni, the controversial war shrine in Tokyo. Tokyo is living in a dream world if it believes that these matters are resolved and not worth addressing," he said.
Anger of wartime sex slaves haunts Japan and South Korea
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