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San Francisco to set up memorial for Japanese wartime sex slavery victims Updated: 2015-09-24 04:05:17 KST

A monument commemorating the victims of Japan's system of sex slavery during World War Two will be set up in San Francisco.
The city's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday to establish the memorial.
Other similar memorials have been created in several locations across the U.S., including Glendale in California and Palisades Park in New Jersey,but this will be the first major city and international tourist destination to adopt one.
Discussions will now start to determine the location and design of the monument.
Historians estimate around 200-thousand women, mostly Korean, were forced to work as sex slaves for Japan in the early to mid-20th century.
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