During World War II conflict made a huge impact on many Asian countries. Japan attempted to conquer many places such as Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, places in China, and many more. As a result of this, many children were killed, injured, raped, or left to be orphans. In many cases, children even became soldiers or battlefield nurses. Starvation was common, as well as lack of clothing, shelter, and education. Families were torn apart and many people constantly live in fear.
Because the children were put in these situations, many were permanently traumatized mentally. Also, as a result of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, sickness such as leukemia became a big issue for children and their families who lived near these places.