Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP
Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP

Bittersweet memories for Japanese war orphans after ‘last Chinese foster mother’ dies

  • In the final days of World War II, thousands of Japanese families fleeing Manchukuo in northeast China entrusted their children to locals
  • One of the last Chinese foster mothers, who had spent years living in a special facility for such families, died last week aged 98

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP
Young Japanese war orphans returning to Tokyo in 1946. Photo: AP
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