US and South Korean soldiers head towards Pyongyang, where they occupied the North Korean capital on October 20, 1950. File photo: AFP
US and South Korean soldiers head towards Pyongyang, where they occupied the North Korean capital on October 20, 1950. File photo: AFP

US troops used Japanese minors to fight in Korean war, documents reveal

  • US troops took some 60 Japanese civilians to Korea in the opening stages of the war, documents from the US National Archives reveal
  • A 12-year-old boy was among some minors involved in combat, researchers from the Mainichi newspaper found

US and South Korean soldiers head towards Pyongyang, where they occupied the North Korean capital on October 20, 1950. File photo: AFP
US and South Korean soldiers head towards Pyongyang, where they occupied the North Korean capital on October 20, 1950. File photo: AFP
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