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ROK leader urges politicians to exercise restraint

Asahi reported online on remarks made this morning by South Korean Prime Minister Hwang, who called for politicians of Japan and South Korea to refrain from making statements that could cause bilateral tension to escalate over a comfort woman memorial recently installed in Busan. The ROK premier reportedly underscored the significance of the 2015 Tokyo-Seoul accord on comfort women, noting that it is important for not just the two governments but all stakeholders to respect the meaning and spirit of the agreement and make efforts to develop future-oriented bilateral relations.


The same daily took up press remarks this morning by Defense Minister Inada, who pressed the Park administration to remove the Busan statue expeditiously. However, the defense chief  concurrently stressed the importance of deepening security collaboration with Seoul by building on last year’s major accomplishment of signing a bilateral GSOMIA.  



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