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Japan, South Korea Agree to ‘Comfort Women’ Settlement

Japan and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement that the foreign ministers from both countries say resolves the longstanding dispute over Tokyo’s responsibility to “comfort women” who were forced to work as prostitutes in Japanese military brothels in World War II.   In Seoul Monday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se announced they reached a settlement that includes both financial restitution and an official apology from...

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