A South Korean court order to compensate victims of Japan's so-called 'comfort women' system was finalized on Saturday, as the Japanese government made no appeal before the deadline.
Japan's foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi issued a statement on Saturday, urging South Korea to "immediately" take action against the ruling.
Seoul's foreign ministry reiterated its earlier stance, saying that while the government will not pursue further compensation, it does not have the right to stop victims from bringing the issue up.
Seoul urged Japan to make sincere efforts to heal the victims' wounds, as promised.
Earlier this month, a Seoul court ordered the Japanese government to pay around 92-thousand U.S. dollars per person, to twelve Korean victims of Japan's wartime system of sexual enslavement.