Last Korean war criminal to serve in Japan’s World War II army dies, without securing apology or compensation from Tokyo

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

The last Korean to be convicted of war crimes after serving in the Japanese military during World War II has died without receiving the apology and compensation he insisted Tokyo owed him for his suffering. Lee Hak-rae, 96, died on Sunday.  Lee was born in 1925 in what is now Jeollanam-do in South Korea, but was raised as Japanese as the Korean peninsula had been colonised by Japan since 1910. He took the name Hiromura Kakurai and joined the military at 17, eventually being sent to Thailand to…

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