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It is not clear what will happen to the money intended to compensate so-called 'comfort women' – a euphemism for those forced to provide sex for Japanese troops during World War II.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo adds although the public should commemorate sacrifices and lessons learned World War II, it would be 'counter productive' to antagonize Japan – a strategic ally of the Philippines
South Korea announces the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves – the so-called 'comfort women'
(UPDATED) 'It is not the policy of government to antagonize other nations,' says the President who repeatedly slams the US and the EU over a host of issues
In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price
As their numbers continue to dwindle the surviving comfort women are still waiting for the government to hear their concerns
The issue of justice for South Korea s comfort women which remains in the background of diplomatic relations blisters to the fore
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says that by failing to treat the aging survivors properly Japan had let their suffering drag on for decades
The review has been examining how the decision to apologize was reached and on what historical facts it was based and is threatening to further chill ties with its neighbors
The US president calls on Japan to account for the wrongs perpetrated by its troops during World War II when thousands of women became sex slaves
He issues the apology hours after he was due to meet two former comfort women
South Korean comfort women say they do not want to be part of Hashimoto s performance of apology