President Park Geun-hye has slammed the Japanese government's review of its landmark apology for wartime sex slavery.
Speaking to China's CCTV ahead of President Xi Jinping's state visit to Seoul the Korean leader accused Tokyo of diminishing the 1993 Kono Statement, in which Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of women into sexual slavery.
Saying such an act had only further hurt the victims and broken trust between the countries, President Park said Japan's past system of sexual slavery is a universal human rights violation that remains unresolved today.
In response, Japan's foreign ministry said it regretted President Park's remarks as its re-examination was not intended to damage the credibility of the apology.
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