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The New York state Senate passed a resolution Tuesday honoring a “comfort women” monument erected in the state, saying it serves as a reminder that the coercion of Asian women into sexual servitude by the Imperial Japanese Army was a “crime against humanity,” a lawmaker’s staff member said.

The resolution says approximately 200,000 young women were forced into military prostitution during the Japanese colonial and wartime occupation of parts of Asia and some Pacific Islands.

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