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Feature - Comfort Women
Chris Steele-Perkins
‘Comfort Women’ was the term used to disguise the use of women as sex slaves to the Japanese military during the Pacific (Second World) War. It happened throughout the South Pacific region that Japan controlled, including Korea. Some of the Korean women have been particularly courageous and outspoken about what happened to them and have formed a group fighting for recognition of the crimes committed against them and for compensation from the Japanese government. In other countries there has not been this level of openness and organisation. It was for this reason that I chose to work in South Korea...

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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Pak Ok-Seon. Born in 1924.
She was...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Park Ok-ryun. Born 1919.
Aged 20,...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Kil Won Ok.
She was thirteen when...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Kang Ilchul. Born 1928.
She was taken...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Lee Sun Duk.
She was 17 years old...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Jang Jum Dol. She was 14 and on the...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Kim Ginja. Oldest of three daughters,...
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Kim Soon Ak. Born 1928.
She is the...
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KOREA. 2006. Lee Yong Soo, born in 1928, came from a poor family....
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KOREA. 2006. Comfort women. Yi Okseon. Born 1927.
She was abducted...
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