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Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over new 'comfort woman' statue

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Besides the recall of ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine Japan is ordering home its consul general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan South Korea currency swap

PROTEST. This picture taken on January 2, 2017 shows a statue (L) of a teenage girl symbolizing 'comfort women' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. File photo by Yonhap/STR/AFP

Documents show Japan complicit in WWII sex slavery: activists

Jun 02, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The documents say that wartime brothels were maintained as official military facilities and that a chief military police officer used his official budget to cover up the fact that he had recruited comfort women

WARTIME SEX SLAVERY. Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery attend a weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea on April 9, 2014 to demand Japan apologize and provide compensation to the surviving victims of the Japanese government's sex slavery during World War II. Historians say more than 200,000 women, mostly Koreans, were forced to serve as sex slaves for front-line Japanese soldiers during the war. File photo form EPA/YONHAPNEWS

Japan official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

Apr 16, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Relations between Tokyo and Seoul are at their lowest in years and is in part linked to disputes about Japan s use of sex slaves in wartime brothels

APOLOGY? Junichi Ihara, head of the Japanese foreign ministry's Asia and Oceania affairs bureau, is expected to tell his South Korean counterpart that Tokyo is mulling an offer of an official apology and money for the women, Kyodo News said, citing an unnamed government official.