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Final chapter in wartime love story ends with death of Kaew

A Thai woman's romance with a Japanese soldier during World War II inspired generations

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  • Writer: Dumnurn Tuamjok
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Kaew Janthaseema tended to a wounded Japanese soldier during World War II and they fell in love. Her story would become known and romanticised for generations. 

Kaew Janthaseema relaxes at her home in Khun Yuam district of Mae Hong Son. The woman, whose story of love with a Japanese soldier during World War II made her and the province famous, has died at the age of 86.

That was in 1941 and the woman from Mae Hong Son whose story of love and separation brought fame to her and the province has now died.

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