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Japan recalls envoy from South Korea over 'comfort women' statue

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 05:50

This statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan commemorates the "comfort women" who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.


JAPAN said on Friday that it was temporarily recalling its ambassador to South Korea over a statue commemorating Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II which it said violated an agreement to resolve the issue.

The two nations agreed in

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