Korean American activist Phyllis Kim at the Glendale, California, memorial for "comfort women."

Korean American activist Phyllis Kim stands near a Glendale, Calif., memorial for "comfort women."

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Marcus Teply

Tokyo councilwoman Yoshiko Matsuura presents Glendale, California, city clerk Ardashes Kassakhian with a letter demanding the city remove its memorial to World War Two-era “comfort women.”

Tokyo councilwoman Yoshiko Matsuura presents Glendale, Calif., city clerk Ardashes Kassakhian with a letter demanding the city remove its memorial to World War II-era “comfort women.”

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Raul Roa/Glendale News Press

Ok-Seon Yi says she was 15 years old when soldiers abducted her and brought to a “comfort station,” or military brothel. Now ,she is 87 years old and lives in a home for the survivors outside of Seoul.

Ok-Seon Yi says she was 15 when soldiers abducted her and brought her to a “comfort station,” or military brothel. Now, she's 87 and lives in a home for survivors outside of Seoul.

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Jason Strother

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