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Renowned activist Mutsuko Miki, the wife of former Prime Minister Takeo Miki, died Tuesday of colon cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to political sources. She was 95.

Miki led a busy public life even after her husband passed away in 1988, calling for the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea and demanding compensation for the “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.

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