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Controversial 'comfort women' exhibition opens in Tokyo

Controversial 'comfort women' exhibition opens in Tokyo

Updated 27 June 2012, 13:56 AEST

A controversial photographic exhibition of Japan's "comfort women" - women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War Two - has opened in Tokyo.

The photographs were taken by South Korean photographer Ahn Sehong.

Japan continues to have difficulty acknowledging its war past and the exhibition has again revealed the deep-seated reticence to deal with such issues.

The Nikon Salon had earlier cancelled the show for being "too political" but was forced to proceed with the exhibition after a Tokyo district court ruling.

Correspondent: Annabel Boyer

Speakers: Ahn Sehong, South Korean photographer; Associate Professor Tina Dolgopol, Flinders University

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