Former South Korean "comfort women" watch a news report as they wait for the result of meeting between foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan
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'Comfort women': Deal reached for World War Two victims

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.

Kevin Kim reports.

  • 28 Dec 2015
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