Fumio Kishida
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'Comfort women': Remorse expressed by Japan

Japan and South Korea have reached a historic deal to settle the issue of "comfort women" forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two.

Japan offered an apology and will pay 1bn yen ($8.3m, £5.6m) to a South Korean-administered fund for victims.

The issue has long strained ties, with South Korea demanding stronger apologies and compensation for victims.

Japan's foreign minister Fumio Kishida spoke of the Japanese prime minister's ''sincere apologies and remorse''.

  • 28 Dec 2015
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