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Japan to end measures to support comfort women

Asahi reported that MOFA has decided not to seek funding in FY2017 for its decade-long initiative to support comfort women on the grounds that the ROK Reconciliation and Healing Foundation will carry out similar programs based on the bilateral comfort women agreement. The ministry has allocated some 10 million yen annually for the past 10 years to task a Japanese NGO with providing medical and other assistance for the victims. 

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