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Re-examining sex slavery apology will not benefit Japan: Murayama
Updated: 2014-03-02 14:08:45 KST

Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama says Tokyo should scrap plans to revise its landmark apology for forcing women to work as sex slaves for its military during World War Two.
When asked about the Abe government's recent remarks on reconsidering the 1993 Kono Statement, Murayama said re-opening the case would do nothing but offend Koreans.
Murayama had apologized for Japan's wartime atrocities during his premiership, as the first Socialist prime minister in nearly 50 years.

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