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Japan, S. Korea Agree to Resolve Comfort Women Issue

In Seoul Monday South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first formal bilateral talks to try to resolve a bitter diplomatic standoff over the contentious “comfort women” issue that has divided Washington’s two key military allies in Asia. Since she took office in 2013 Park had refused to meet with Abe until he offered a “sincere apology” and reparations to the thousands of Asian “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s military...

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