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The government on Tuesday expressed concern over South Korea’s plan to install a monument on the grounds of a national cemetery for “comfort women,” who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels before and during World War II.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said doing so would run counter to the spirit of a 2015 agreement under which the nations said they had “finally and irreversibly” settled the dispute.

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