Koreans seek Hiroshima compensation

Former wartime factory workers seek compensation for nuclear trauma.

    During the Japanese occupation of Korea in World War Two, tens of thousands of Koreans were sent to Japanese cities to work in munitions factories.

    For the unlucky people of Hapcheon, the destination was the city of Hiroshima – one of two Japanese cities struck by US atomic bombs in August 1945.

    Today the Korean survivors from the bombing struggle with the trauma of that day, and they are now demanding compensation from the Japanese government.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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