Japan admission on 'comfort women'
Tuesday 07 July 1992
In December, three Korean women filed a suit against the Japanese government claiming compensation for being kidnapped and forced to have sex with up to 30 Japanese soldiers a day. After one of the Korean women described at a press conference how, at the age of 16, she had been abducted to China and repeatedly raped, the government announced it would study the issue. Yesterday's report admitted the government was involved in recruiting women and supervising brothels. However, by omitting to mention that the women were forced into prostitution, it still leaves open the issue of compensation.
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