South Korea, Japan agree to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

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Foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan say they have reached an agreement to resolve a long-standing dispute over ‘comfort women’. Rough Cut-subtitled (no reporter narration).

South Korea, Japan agree to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

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Japan agrees to pay about $8.3 million dollars into a fund to help restore honour and dignity to “comfort women”- women who forced into prostitution for Japan’s military brothels during World War Two.

“As Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister Abe expresses anew his most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women,” Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference.

South Korea agreed to consider the matter resolved “finally and irreversibly” if Japan carries out its promises.

South Korea and Japan have reached a landmark agreement to resolve the issue of “comfort women”- or women who forced into prostitution for Japan’s military brothels during World War Two.

Under the deal, the Japanese government has agreed to pay about $8.3 million dollars to a fund that will help the women and to work with South Korea to run a programme to restore their honour and dignity.

“As Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister Abe expresses anew his most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women,” Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference.

South Korea agreed to consider the matter resolved “finally and irreversibly” if Japan carries out its promises.

The issue has long plagued ties between the two countries.

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