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Former 'comfort woman' passes away, leaving only 26 survivors of Japan's sex slavery in Korea Updated: 2018-12-05 17:59:36 KST

Another victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery passed away.
According to the House of Sharing, a residence for the survivors of the atrocity, 96 year old Kim Soon-ok died this morning.
Born in Pyeongyang in 1922,. she worked as a housekeeper and a nanny.
At age 18, Kim was told of a factory job offer.
Instead, she was forcibly taken to a military brothel in China to serve Japanese soldiers.
After Korea was liberated, she settled in China but received South Korean citizenship with the help of the gender ministry.
Historians say as many as 200-thousand women were forced into sex slavery by Tokyos military.
Most of the victims were Korean.
With Kim's passing, there are only 26 survivors of that wartime crime left in Korea.
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