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Japan expresses displeasure over installation of comfort women statue in Berlin 

Nikkei and Sankei wrote that during a press briefing on Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato expressed displeasure over the recent installation in Berlin of a statue of a girl symbolizing the comfort women by a civic group with South Korean ties. Kato reportedly said that the installation of the statue is not in line with Japan’s stance on the comfort women issue and is very regrettable. He added that the GOJ will approach various parties to explain Japan’s position on the issue. 

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