Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Japan

Korean war criminal’s bid to get military pension touches raw nerve in Japan

  • Lee Hak-rae was one of 240,000 Korean men who fought for Japan during World War II before being stripped of citizenship and convicted of war crimes
  • Now Lee wants an apology and compensation from the Japanese government but his campaign has earned him little sympathy online

Topic |   Japan
Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Lee Hak-rae, the last surviving Korean war criminal, at his home in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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