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Individual war victims can claim compensation from the government for war atrocities committed by Japanese military forces, a Dutch legal expert testified in a damages suit June 27.

Frits Kalshoven, 73, a professor emeritus at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, appeared as an expert witness in international humanitarian law in a suit filed by former Philippine sex slaves. Forty-six Filipinos filed the suit with the Tokyo District Court in 1993, seeking 20 million yen each in damages from the Japanese government for having been forced to serve as “comfort women” during World War II.

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