As Tokyo marks the end of war in Pacific, conscripts’ families search for information on where their forebears fell

Kim Jung-im was three years old when her father, Kim Dong-won, was conscripted into the Japanese imperial army in 1940.

He died, aged 23, in the jungles of New Guinea in 1943, two years before Japan’s wartime defeat and the Korean peninsula’s liberation from more than three decades of colonial rule by Tokyo.

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