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A museum focused on “comfort women,” who were forced into wartime brothels for the Imperial Japanese Army, opened Saturday in Daegu, southeastern South Korea, with central and local government officials attending the ceremony.

Kwon Yong-hyun, vice minister of gender equality, said that although President Park Geun-hye hopes for active exchanges with Japan more than any other South Korean administration has, the issue of comfort women is preventing her from moving in that direction.

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