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Korea, Japan to hold 'comfort women' talks in Seoul

Updated: 2014-04-14 06:36:05 (KST)
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Seoul's foreign ministry says Korea and Japan will meet for working-level talks in Seoul Wednesday in an effort to resolve the issue of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.

The meeting is the result of an agreement reached by the two sides ahead of a trilateral summit in the Hague between Korea, Japan and the United States last month.
At the upcoming talks, Korea is expected to reiterate its demand for an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government for the so-called "comfort women."
Japan has been claiming that the issue was resolved through a 1965 treaty when the two countries normalized diplomatic ties.
Around 200-thousand women, mostly Korean, were forced to serve the Japanese army in comfort stations in the early 20th century.


Reporter : ssung86@arirang.co.kr

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