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Seoul mayor calls for renegotiation of comfort women accord

Nikkei wrote from Seoul on remarks made on a local TV show on Tuesday by the Seoul mayor, who said renegotiation of the 2015 comfort women agreement with Japan “cannot be avoided.” The politician strongly criticized the pact by saying that some of its elements gave the impression that the South Korean government was speaking on behalf of the Japanese people.    

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