Japan Court Rules Against Sex Slaves – Norimitsu Onishi

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In two landmark rulings, ’s highest court on Friday rejected claims filed by former wartime sex slaves and forced laborers from but acknowledged that they had been coerced by the Japanese military or .

The decisions were handed down as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to head off a resolution on Japan’s wartime sex in the House of Representatives during a two-day visit to Washington.

It was the first that the Supreme Court has ruled on lawsuits by Japan’s mostly Chinese and Korean captives during World II, effectively quashing dozens of similar cases that have been working their way through the lower courts in recent years. [Full Text]

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