Japan To Give $8.3 Million To Former South Korean 'Comfort Women'
Japan has officially apologized to South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves during World War II.By Ryan Biek | December 28, 2015
Japanese officials announced Monday the country has apologized to, and agreed to compensate, South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves during World War II.
Tens of thousands of so-called "comfort women" were put into Japanese military brothels, including many South Koreans, while Japan occupied the country from 1910 to 1945. (Video via the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
"I wonder why they called us comfort women. We didn't go by our own accord, we were kidnapped," a former "comfort woman" told the BBC.