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The South Korean Foreign Ministry on Thursday unveiled a record suggesting that it consulted repeatedly with an advocacy group for former “comfort women” before reaching a key accord with Japan in 2015.

The term “comfort women” is a euphemism for those who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II. They were forced or coerced into sexual servitude under various circumstances, including abduction, deception and poverty.

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