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The Tokyo Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday and rejected a South Korean woman’s demand for an apology and 12 million yen in damages from the Japanese government for the suffering she endured as a wartime “comfort woman.”

In one of nine civil suits filed by comfort woman, Song Sin Dong, 78, a resident in Miyagi Prefecture, argued that she had been forced to serve as a sex slave for seven years until the end of World War II.

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