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ROK unlikely to seek renegotiation of comfort women pact

All papers reported from Seoul that the South Korea government has decided not to seek renegotiation of the 2015 comfort women agreement with Japan despite President Moon’s negative assessment of it perhaps based on the judgment that doing so would deal a serious blow to its relations with Tokyo. An official announcement on the matter will probably be made today. However, the Moon administration is likely to ask Japan to take additional measures voluntarily to alleviate the suffering of the elderly victims, such as sending a letter to them from Prime Minister Abe voicing “apology and remorse,” in line with the accord’s reference to implementation. The papers said the GOJ is bound to reject such a request, with Yomiuri quoting an unnamed senior MOFA official as saying: “Japan will never adopt additional measures.” MOFA Asian and Oceanian Bureau Director General Kanasugi met with his South Korean counterpart in Seoul yesterday and called for the faithful implementation of the accord.          


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