Demanding compensation for 'comfort women'

Ms Estelita Dy (left) and Ms Hilaria Bustamante, who were "comfort women" during World War II, looking at pictures of fellow survivors at a resource centre run by women's rights group Lila Pilipina in Quezon city, Manila, yesterday. The Filipino wome
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Ms Estelita Dy (left) and Ms Hilaria Bustamante, who were "comfort women" during World War II, looking at pictures of fellow survivors at a resource centre run by women's rights group Lila Pilipina in Quezon city, Manila, yesterday. The Filipino women are caretakers at the centre. Local media said the group will demand an apology and compensation from Japan for forcing thousands of women into prostitution during the war.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2015, with the headline 'Demanding compensation for 'comfort women''. Print Edition | Subscribe