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S. KOREAN PRESIDENT URGES JAPAN TO WORK TOWARDS BILATERAL RELATIONS

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Highlights – S. Korean President urges Japan to work towards bilateral relations. Moon Jae In met with outgoing Japanese ambassador to South Korea, Koji Tomita. Moon urged the two nations to make efforts to continue dialogues despite unresolved issues. The […]

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Highlights –

  • S. Korean President urges Japan to work towards bilateral relations.
  • Moon Jae In met with outgoing Japanese ambassador to South Korea, Koji Tomita.
  • Moon urged the two nations to make efforts to continue dialogues despite unresolved issues.
  • The Seoul Central District Court ordered the Japanese government to pay reparations of 100 million won (US$91,300).

On Thursday, President Moon Jae In urged Japan to swiftly work toward “future-oriented” bilateral relations, after a Seoul court ordered Tokyo to compensate South Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japan’s Imperial Army during World War II.

According to reports by Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) spokesman Kang Min Seok, President Moon made the remarks during a meeting with outgoing Japanese ambassador to South Korea, Koji Tomita.

It was reported by Kang, that Moon mentioned the Japanese envoy their countries are the “closest neighbors and most important partners” for achieving peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia and the world.

Moon continued to mention that the two nations must make efforts to continue dialogue despite unresolved issues between the two nations.

The Seoul Central District Court in a landmark ruling, last week ordered the Japanese government to pay reparations of 100 million won (US$91,300) each to 12 former South Korean women.

According to historians, up to 200,000 women, mostly Koreans were forced to serve as sexual slaves for front-line Japanese soldiers during the war when the Korean Peninsula was a Japanese colony.

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