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A recent Taiwanese court ruling that found a Japanese man was entitled to compensation over his father’s presumed death during the so-called 228 Incident has reignited calls for Japan to redress the former colony’s few remaining “comfort women.”

In a first for a non-Taiwanese national, the Taipei High Administrative Court ruled on Feb. 17 that 72-year-old Keisho Aoyama, from Urasoe in Okinawa Prefecture, should be paid 6 million New Taiwan dollars (about ¥21 million) by the state-funded Memorial Foundation of 228 over the wrongful death of his father, Eisaki, in 1947.

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