CHINA 'Comfort women' memorial day marked in Nanjing

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'Comfort women' memorial day marked in Nanjing

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23:20, August 15, 2018

People visit a museum founded on the former site of a "comfort women" station in Liji Alley in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 14, 2018, the International Memorial Day of Comfort Women. "Comfort women" is a euphemism for women and girls forced into sex slavery by the Japanese during World War II. Some 400,000 women in Asia were forced to serve as "comfort women" during the war, nearly half of whom were Chinese. Japanese forces opened a brothel for soldiers in Liji Alley at the end of 1937. It was closed after the Japanese surrendered in 1945 and is now the largest former "comfort station" still standing. (Photos: China News Service/Yang Bo)

People visit a museum founded on the former site of a "comfort women" station in Liji Alley in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 14, 2018, the International Memorial Day of Comfort Women. 

People visit a museum founded on the former site of a "comfort women" station in Liji Alley in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 14, 2018, the International Memorial Day of Comfort Women. 

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