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A rally was held Monday in New York calling on the United Nations to enact a world orphans day in honor of the wishes of a Japanese woman who raised about 3,000 orphans on the Korean Peninsula during and after World War II.

Among those leading the call are 76-year-old Yoon Kee, the eldest son of Chizuko Tauchi, who is known as the “Japanese mother of Korean orphans.” The initiative began in 2012, the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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