Japanese photographer blows whistle on treatment of ‘comfort women’

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Since 2000, Tsukasa Yajima has taken stark, poignant portraits of former victims of Japan’s World War II military brothel system to help the world learn about their painful history.

Now, the 51-year-old photographer from Japan finds himself at the center of a current scandal about the treatment of the women, more than three-quarters of a century after the end of the war, during which they were forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers.

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