Taiwan’s last ‘comfort woman’ dies: The history of World War II sex slaves

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Taiwan on Tuesday announced that its last ‘comfort woman’ has passed away. The survivor, known only as ‘grandma’, died on 10 May at age 92. “The ‘comfort woman’ issue is a wound in human history and the government has attached great importance to the dignity and welfare of former Taiwanese (survivors),” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jeff Liu said on Tuesday. But what are ‘comfort women?’ Let’s take a closer look: Origins of term According to BBC, the term ‘comfort women’ has been given to people that were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World...