Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP
Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP
Japan

Lawsuit over wartime brothels spotlights Japan’s struggle to come to terms with its past

  • Conservatives argue so-called ‘comfort women’ volunteered to be prostitutes, while liberals describe the practice as sexual slavery

Topic |   Japan
Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP
Portraits of former ‘comfort women’ are held aloft at an anti-Japanese rally in Seoul. Photo: AFP
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