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Taiwan To Pay Wwii Sex Slaves

The Taiwanese government plans to compensate women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s military during World War II, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Nationalist Party legislators have persuaded the government to pay the women $17,000 each by the end of the year, since most of Taiwan’s 30 survivors are in their 70s, according to the Independence Evening Post.

The deaths of some victims reportedly prompted the move.

The government will then seek payments from Japan in negotiations that have dragged on for more than two years, the paper reported.

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