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'Comfort women': Researchers claim first known film - BBC News

22.7.17

'Comfort women': Researchers claim first known film - BBC News - The research team says the footage was filmed by joint US-Chinese troops in China's Yunnan province which was previously occupied by Japan.

The seven Korean women were freed in 1944 and the officer speaking with them has been identified as a Chinese captain of the China-US Combined Force, the team said.

The issue has long strained the relationship between South Korea and Japan over a perceived lack of adequate apology and compensation from Japan.

In 2015, the two countries reached a settlement whereby Tokyo formally apologised and agreed to pay 1bn yen ($8.3m, £5.6m) to fund victims.


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