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Seoul dismisses plan to ask for “additional steps” on comfort women issue

Saturday morning papers reported on an announcement made by the ROK Foreign Ministry on Friday that Seoul has no intention to ask Tokyo to take additional measures on the comfort women issue. On President Moon’s recent statement calling for a Japanese apology to the elderly victims, the ministry explained that he meant that South Korea would welcome it if the GOJ were to express its sincerity voluntarily in line with the spirit of the 2015 bilateral comfort women accord.


In a related story, Monday’s Yomiuri front-paged the results of its public opinion survey that showed some 83% supported the Abe administration’s policy of rejecting Seoul’s purported request for “additional actions” on the comfort women front. Almost four out of five said they cannot trust South Korea. 

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