Wartime Sex Slavery: Abe rejects South Korea's latest stance on sex slavery deal
2018-01-12 14:24:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has rejected South Korea's latest stance on a deal on compensation for war-time sex slaves. The South Korean government earlier said the issue of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women had not been resolved. This was despite the existence of a controversial deal in 2015.

According to Japan's Kyodo News, Abe said the deal was a government-to-government agreement. He called on South Korea to stick to its terms. South Korea says the deal is seriously flawed. Under the deal reached in December 2015, the two countries agreed to resolve the issue. Tokyo apologized and pledged one billion yen or about nine million US dollars to a foundation dedicated to supporting victims. The deal drew criticism from surviving victims and civic groups. South Korean President Moon Jae-in's government wants more from Japan, including a better apology.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram