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Five Cambodian trainees who were allegedly deceived by brokers and subjected to exploitative working conditions in Japan have been rescued and sent home with promises of compensation, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said the Cambodian Embassy in Tokyo, in cooperation with police in Tochigi Prefecture, rescued the five women — aged between 24 and 31 — after they appealed for help from the embassy via its Facebook account.

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