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A foundation proposed by South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang to pay consolation money to Koreans who worked for Japanese companies during the war is unlikely to cover the former “comfort women,” Yonhap news agency reported.

The scale of the foundation, initially planned at 300 billion won (about ¥27.7 billion), could rise above 1 trillion won (about ¥93 billion), the report said Sunday.

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