Japan, South Korea to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue

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Both Asian and non-Asian women attend a rally for victims of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement during a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, 22 July 2015, to call on the Japanese government to apologize to the now-elderly women and compensate them.

Japan, South Korea to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue


The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks on November 2 after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War Two.

As reported by The Associated Press (AP), the agreement is a step forward but not a breakthrough. Ties between the two countries have sagged to one of their lowest ebbs since the late 2012 inauguration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who takes a more hawkish, nat...


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