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Working against time to help realize the demands of aging former “comfort women,” lawyers handling their lawsuits have jointly compiled a set of guidelines by which the government should recognize and compensate for the damages done to them by Japanese soldiers during the war, it was learned Thursday.

The “Guidelines for Compensating the Victims of Wartime Forced Sex” was compiled by lawyers representing women from South Korea, the Philippines, China, Taiwan and the Netherlands in seven damages suits against the state.

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