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Suga rebuts ROK foreign minister’s remarks over comfort women

NHK reported on its website that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told reporters today that the GOJ has lodged a protest in response to South Korean Foreign Minister Kang’s speech before the UN Human Rights Council on Monday during which she expressed the view that the comfort women issue has not been resolved under the Japan-ROK agreement. “It is not acceptable to Japan and we filed a strong protest with the South Korean side immediately after her remarks. The Japan-ROK agreement is a promise between two nations,” Suga reportedly said. “It is an international and universal principal that agreements must be implemented even if there is a change of government. The Japanese government has been sincerely implementing all of the promises in the agreement. We will strongly call on the South Korean side to thoroughly implement the final and irreversible agreement.” 

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