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Documents show Japan's role in wartime sex slavery

New evidence shows that the Japanese government was involved in forcing Korean women to serve as sex slaves at Japan's military brothels during World War II. On Friday, Kyodo News reported that the Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one "comfort women," a euphemism for wartime sex slaves, for every 70 soldiers.

The report was based on 23 documents collected by the Cabinet Secretariat between April 2017 and March 2019. Kyodo said 13 of the documents were classified dispatches from Japan's consulates in China to the foreign ministry back in Tokyo dated 1938, the year after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident that led to war between the two countries.

According to the Japanese news agency, one dispatch from........

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