A statue of a teenage girl symbolising the ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during the second world war outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. Photo: AFP
Peipei Qiu
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On Reflection by Peipei Qiu

Why Korea’s ‘comfort women’ must be remembered

Memorials to those forced into sex slavery during the second world war are not about disgracing Japan, but symbols acknowledging sufferings that must never be forgotten

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A statue of a teenage girl symbolising the ‘comfort women’ who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during the second world war outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. Photo: AFP
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