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Victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery passes away at age 88

Victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery passes away at age 88

Posted February. 15, 2018 07:42,   

Updated February. 15, 2018 07:42

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A former sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II passed away on Wednesday morning and the remaining number of victims is now 30. The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and the House of Sharing announced that Ms. Kim died at about 6:40 a.m. The 88-year-old victim stayed at the House of Sharing located in Gwangju City, Gyeonggi Province from 2012, while suffering from stroke and severe dementia.

In early 1945, Ms. Kim was taken to Okayama Prefecture by force at the age of 15. Back then, there were many other Korean victims, including coal miners, who were also drafted into Okayama by force. Ms. Kim returned to Korea after Korea’s independence but she suffered from lifelong effects of sex slavery such as depression.


Dong-Hyuk Kim hack@donga.com