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A group of South Koreans claiming they were sex slaves or forced laborers before and during World War II filed an appeal Thursday with the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a high court decision last month rejecting their compensation demands, their lawyers said.

On March 29, the Hiroshima High Court overturned a landmark 1998 district court ruling ordering the Japanese government to compensate South Korean former “comfort women” forced to provide sex for Imperial Japanese Army soldiers.

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