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South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves from WWII

A South Korean court has ordered Japan to financially compensate 12 South Korean women forced to work as sex slaves, commonly known as comfort women, for Japanese troops during World War II.

The landmark ruling is set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbours — Japan immediately protested, maintaining that all wartime compensation issues were resolved under a 1965 treaty that restored their diplomatic ties.

  • ABC News

The Seoul Central District Court ruled the Japanese Government …

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