The director of a recently completed documentary on Filipino victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery says the memories of the aging women now won’t be lost to posterity.
“Many of them became victims of sexual violence by Japanese soldiers at the ages of 14 or 15, and they are around 80 years old now,” said Chieko Takemi. “I wanted to record the lives of those who have survived decades of hardships.”
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.