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"Comfort Woman" Survivors Tell Their Stories - 12 Aug 2015
"Comfort women" is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Several decades have not healed their scars, both mental and physical. Victims in both countries say an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would help them find some peace, but that there is little time left.
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu rests on a traditional brick bed in her house in Xiyan Town,...
XIYAN, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu rests on a traditional brick bed in her house in Xiyan Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. "Comfort women" is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Xiantu is the only surviving "comfort woman" of the 16 plaintiffs in Shanxi who sued the Japanese government in 1995 for abducting girls and using them as "comfort women" during World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu shows her bound feet to a reporter in her house in Xiyan...
XIYAN, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu shows her bound feet to a reporter in her house in Xiyan Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 17, 2015. According to information from China's Commission of Inquiry into the Facts of Comfort Women being Victims, which is based on her own statement during the commission's research, Zhang was abducted by Japanese soldiers at 15 and was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" for over 20 days during World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former Chinese "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu rests on a traditional brick bed as her son brings her lunch...
XIYAN, China
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Former Chinese "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu rests on a traditional brick bed as her son brings her lunch in Xiyan Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former Chinese "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu looks through the window of her house in Xiyan Town, Shanxi...
XIYAN, China
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Former Chinese "comfort woman" Zhang Xiantu looks through the window of her house in Xiyan Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
A former fortress where Japanese soldiers kept women they abducted during World War Two is seen abandoned...
XIPAN, China
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A former fortress where Japanese soldiers kept women they abducted during World War Two is seen abandoned in Xipan village, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. According to Zhang Shuangbing, an independent researcher into Chinese "comfort women" during World War Two, Japanese soldiers stayed at the fortress for three years during the war and kept over 50 abducted women serving as "comfort women" there. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
A former fortress where Japanese soldiers kept women they abducted during World War Two is seen abandoned...
XIPAN, China
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A former fortress where Japanese soldiers kept women they abducted during World War Two is seen abandoned in Xipan village, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Village women accompany Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang (R) as she poses for a picture outside...
GUCHENG, China
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Village women accompany Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang (R) as she poses for a picture outside their houses in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. Hao Juxiang lives in a small community, and many of her neighbours know about her past as a "comfort woman". According to the information from China's Commission of Inquiry into the Facts of Comfort Women being Victims, which is based on her own statement during the commission's research, Hao was abducted by Japanese soldiers when she was 15 or 16 and was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" for nearly 20 days during World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang scratches her arm inside her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang scratches her arm inside her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang holds hands with her son in her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang holds hands with her son in her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang walks at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China,...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang walks at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang takes a walk around her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province,...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Juxiang takes a walk around her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Zhang Shuangbing, the independent researcher about Chinese "comfort women" during World War Two, burns...
XIPAN, China
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Zhang Shuangbing, the independent researcher about Chinese "comfort women" during World War Two, burns incense sticks and fake money after bringing reporters to the tomb of Liu Mianhuan at a mountain in Xipan village, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. Liu, who died three years ago, was abducted by Japanese soldiers when she was 15 and was forced to serve as a comfort woman for over 40 days during World War Two, according to Zhang Shuangbing and based on Liu's own statement. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Zhang Shuangbing, an independent researcher about Chinese "comfort women" during World War Two, bows...
XIYAN, China
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Zhang Shuangbing, an independent researcher about Chinese "comfort women" during World War Two, bows at the tomb of Liu Mianhuan after showing it to reporters at a mountain in Xiyan Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 18, 2015. Visiting the tomb of Liu, Zhang Shuangbing said aloud "It's me again. We didn't have enough power to win a lawsuit yet. I will come again to tell you when we win it", referring to the lawsuit that the 16 plaintiffs in Shanxi raised against the Japanese government in 1995 for abducting girls and using them as "comfort women" during World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane poses in front of a poster of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane poses in front of a poster of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong pasted on the wall of a room that is not in use at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 17, 2015. Ren Lane and her family told Reuters that they are expecting financial support from the Chinese government, but no government personnel has come to visit them, despite her appearing in local media in recent years. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane gestures as she speaks about her experience as a sex slave, at...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane gestures as she speaks about her experience as a sex slave, at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 17, 2015. According to information from China's Commission of Inquiry into the Facts of Comfort Women being Victims, which is based on her own statement during the commission's research, Ren was abducted by Japanese soldiers at the age of 15 and was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" for over 20 days during World War Two. Her mother was able to rescue her by paying with rice and flour as ransom. She later got married and had three sons and a daughter. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane sits behind a suitcase with a shroud, which she prepared for...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane sits behind a suitcase with a shroud, which she prepared for her death, after showing it to reporters at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 17, 2015. She later got married and had three sons and a daughter. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane is seen in a small mirror at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Ren Lane is seen in a small mirror at her house in Gucheng Town, Shanxi Province, China, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Yuelian, whose eye is affected by cataract, passes the time at her...
GUCHENG, China
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Chinese former "comfort woman" Hao Yuelian, whose eye is affected by cataract, passes the time at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. Hao Yuelian avoids watching TV dramas and movies about the war, especially when the Japanese soldiers appear on screen. She gets scared and turns away from the television, Hao and her family told Reuters. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former Chinese "comfort woman" Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan,...
GUCHENG, China
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Former Chinese "comfort woman" Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. Her adopted daughter explained that the biggest scar of her life was her lost fertility, something her family considers is related to what happened to Hao during World War Two. Losing her fertility is the biggest regret of her life so she puts up posters of babies in her room to sooth herself. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun shows an old picture of herself in her room at the "House...
Gwangju, South Korea
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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun shows an old picture of herself in her room at the "House of Sharing," a special shelter for "comfort women", in Gwangju, South Korea, July 24, 2015. The shelter is run by an NGO. According to her testimony to South Korean researchers, Lee, who was born in 1927 in Busan, South Korea, was taken to various Japanese military brothels during World War Two. The picture in the frame was taken in 1947, two years after Japan surrendered, when she applied for a nationality in China. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun poses for a photograph in her room at the "House of Sharing"...
Gwangju, South Korea
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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun poses for a photograph in her room at the "House of Sharing" a special shelter for "comfort women," in Gwangju, South Korea, July 24, 2015. After the war ended, she did not come back to her hometown because she was ashamed of being a former "comfort woman". Lee lived in China until June 2001 when she came back to her home country, Lee told Reuters. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
South Korean former "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun recalls how she was taken to a Japanese military "comfort...
Gwangju, South Korea
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South Korean former "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun recalls how she was taken to a Japanese military "comfort station" during World War Two, in her room at the "House of Sharing", a special shelter for former "comfort women", in Gwangju, South Korea, July 24, 2015. According to her testimony to South Korean researchers, Lee, who was born in 1927 in Busan, South Korea, was taken in 1942 to an airfield in China where she was habitually raped. Later she was taken to various Japanese military brothels. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun, who is a Roman Catholic, holds her crucifix in her room...
Gwangju, South Korea
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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun, who is a Roman Catholic, holds her crucifix in her room at the "House of Sharing," a special shelter for former "comfort women," in Gwangju, South Korea, July 24, 2015. Later she was taken to various Japanese military brothels. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonPICTURE 23 OF 33 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "COMFORT WOMAN SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORIES" SEARCH "KIM COMFORT" FOR ALL PICTURES
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong poses with a copy of her painting titled "The Day A...
Seoul, South Korea
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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong poses with a copy of her painting titled "The Day A 14-year-old Girl Is Stolen Away" in her room at "Our Home", a special shelter for former "comfort women", in Seoul, South Korea, July 23, 2015. During an art therapy session to help cure the trauma from being a "comfort woman", Kim painted the picture depicting how she was abducted by Japanese military personnel. On weekdays she was forced to have sex with around 15 Japanese soldiers a day. On weekends she said it seemed like it was more than 50. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok sits in her room at the “Our Home� shelter for former...
Seoul, South Korea
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South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok sits in her room at the “Our Home� shelter for former "comfort women" in Seoul, South Korea, July 23, 2015. According to her testimony to South Korean researchers, Gil, who was born in what is now North Korea in 1927, was taken to a Japanese military brothel in China in 1940. She caught syphilis and developed tumours as she worked as a comfort woman and a Japanese military doctor removed her uterus leaving her unable to bear children. Gil said she wants to receive an apology from the Japanese government. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
A Buddhist rosary hangs over a calendar and a piece of paper on which South Korean former "comfort woman"...
Gwangju, South Korea
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A Buddhist rosary hangs over a calendar and a piece of paper on which South Korean former "comfort woman" Park Ok-sun's current Korean nominal age "92" is written, in her room at the "House of Sharing," a special shelter for former "comfort women", in Gwangju, South Korea July 24, 2015. The shelter is run by an NGO. According to her testimony to South Korean researchers, Park was born in 1924 in Milyang, South Korea. In 1941, she was taken to a Japanese military brothel in China and suffered four years as a "comfort woman". REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok is helped by a volunteer as she heads to the weekly Wednesday...
Seoul, South Korea
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South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok is helped by a volunteer as she heads to the weekly Wednesday protest demanding an apology and compensation from the Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. Gil said she wants to receive apology from Japanese government. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong (L) holds hands with an activist while she makes a speech...
Seoul, South Korea
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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong (L) holds hands with an activist while she makes a speech during the weekly Wednesday protest in front of the Japanese embassy demanding for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. She was then taken to Japanese military brothels in China, Hong Kong, Sumatra, Java, Malaysia and Singapore until Japan surrendered. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok wears a badge in the shape of the butterfly during the...
Seoul, South Korea
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South Korean former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok wears a badge in the shape of the butterfly during the weekly Wednesday protest demanding for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. The butterfly is a symbol of the Butterfly Fund, which helps women across the world affected by wartime sexual violence. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Flowers are placed on a "comfort woman" statue during the weekly Wednesday protest in front of Japanese...
Seoul, South Korea
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Flowers are placed on a "comfort woman" statue during the weekly Wednesday protest in front of Japanese embassy demanding for an apology and compensation from Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Demonstrators sit around a "comfort woman" statue during the weekly Wednesday protest demanding for an...
Seoul, South Korea
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Demonstrators sit around a "comfort woman" statue during the weekly Wednesday protest demanding for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
School girls wearing hairpins in the shape of a butterfly take part in the weekly Wednesday protest in...
Seoul, South Korea
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School girls wearing hairpins in the shape of a butterfly take part in the weekly Wednesday protest in front of the Japanese embassy demanding for an apology and compensation from Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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August 12, 2015
Flowers are placed on a memorial wall commemorating the late former South and North Korean "comfort women"...
Seoul, South Korea
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Flowers are placed on a memorial wall commemorating the late former South and North Korean "comfort women" at the War and Women's Human Rights Museum" in Seoul, South Korea, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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