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Portrait of General Chiang Kai-Shek.
Date taken: 1957
Photograph: John Dominis
When the United States
came into the war
against Japan in 1941,
one of the Allied Powers.
Japan’s brutal occupation
of China and Korea
— and in particular the enslavement
of thousands of women forced to work
as sex slaves or “comfort women”
in wartime brothels.
'Comfort women' / wartime sex slaves
Asian women were sent
to frontline in China
to be sexually abused
between 1932 and 1945
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