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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

South Korea stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal

SEOUL: South Korea will not seek to renegotiate a deal with Japan on wartime sex slavery, it said Tuesday, despite new President Moon Jae-In saying on the campaign trail he "could not accept" the agreement. 

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The issue of women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II is a hugely emotional one that has long marred ties between the South and its former colonial ruler. 

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But now Seoul's foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha has said it was an "undeniable fact" that both governments had formally endorsed it. 

"Considering that, our government will not demand renegotiation of the deal," Kang told reporters Tuesday. 

But Seoul will not use any more of Tokyo's money for the survivors, replacing the funds from its own budget, Kang said, urging Tokyo to offer a "voluntary and sincere apology". 

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