Japanese lawmakers and citizens supporting efforts to win redress for former sex slaves vowed Feb. 5 to work closely with their South Korean counterparts to push for passage of a compensation law for the aging victims.

Three South Korean lawmakers and representatives of citizens’ groups were visiting Japan to exchange ideas with Japanese lawmakers. They are studying how to get the government to compensate the women, who were forced to provide sex for Japanese soldiers at wartime frontline brothels.

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