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Abe apologises, offers one billion yen to South Korea 'comfort women'

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 05:50

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Mr Abe's message was delivered by Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Kishida (left) at a press conference in Seoul after a meeting with South Korean counterpart Mr Yun (right).

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JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a landmark apology to South Korean "comfort women" coerced into Japanese military brothels before and during World War II, with his government agreeing to provide one billion yen (S$11.7 million) to a fund for compensating victims.

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