When she got to return home after the war, she decided not to tell anyone about her eight-year ordeal, only speaking out publicly more than 40 years later. Her mother, however, was surprised that she had no intention of getting married and pressed her to tell the truth — a secret they shared until her mother died of a heart attack. Up to , women and girls from Korea and other Asian countries are believed to have been subjected to systematic rape in that time. In the final months of her life, the human rights advocate, who has died aged 92, expressed her great dismay at having being denied an apology from the Japanese government for the torture that befell so many, dehumanised for the sexual gratification of Japanese troops. Aiming to hold Japan to account, she took her story around the world and testified at the UN , winning much support at home. When Kim was 14 years old, Japan was at war with China.
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After The Bomb. Survivors of the Atomic Blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki share their stories. When the nuclear age began, there was no mistaking it. New frontiers of science were opening, along with new and frightening moral questions. But, even as world leaders and ordinary citizens alike immediately began struggling to process the metaphorical aftershocks, one specific set of people had to face something else.
On the rain-soaked shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture, Patrick McIntosh, 63, looks relaxed, unperturbed by the inclement weather. The cyclist is no stranger to feats of extreme endurance, in he walked unaided to the South Pole, following a successful recovery from cancer. Upon his return to the U. After he leaves Japan at the end of this month, he will attempt to complete his journey by crossing North America and Iceland next summer, before working his way through the rugby home nations — Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales — before finishing back at Twickenham.
October 14, Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts. Typhoon Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of the country's 47 prefectures, triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding.