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Japan, South Korea settle wartime sex slave row, issue joint statement by foreign ministers

 


TOKYO — Japan and South Korea have reached an agreement to resolve their decades-long dispute over Korean victims of Japan's World War II-era military prostitution system, with an apology by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a pledge to set up a 1 billion yen ($8 million) fund for the victims, euphemistically called "comfort women." Here are statements Monday by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, released by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

"Announcement by Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea at the Joint Press Occasion.

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