• Kyodo


South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae Yong on Monday summoned Japan’s ambassador to protest a report released Friday into how Japan drafted the 1993 apology over the “comfort women” known as the Kono statement.

“The coercion of ‘comfort women’ is a historical fact that the international community recognizes,” Cho told Ambassador Koro Bessho, Yonhap News Agency reported. He referred to the victims using Japan’s euphemistic term for the women, who were forced into Japan’s wartime military brothels.

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