Korean wartime sex slave calls on Japan PM to apologize on U.S. trip

April 24, 2015 10:36 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - An 88-year-old South Korean woman forced to become a sex slave in Japanese military brothels during World War Two on Friday called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize and restore her "honor" when he visits Washington next week.

The issue of "comfort women", as those forced to work in the brothels are known, has long been a flash point in Japan's ties with Asia and is gaining renewed attention ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two later this year.

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