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S.Korea calls on Japan to resolve dispute over wartime sex slaves

08-15-2012 14:50 BJT

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has called on Japan to resolve the long-standing dispute over wartime sex slaves.

The announcement was made in a speech marking the 67th anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from neighboring Japan’s colonial occupation. Some 100-thousand to 200-thousand Asian women, mostly Koreans, were forced to provide sexual service to the Imperial Japanese Army during World War Two.

South Korea has repeatedly demanded Japan apologize and compensate the surviving victims. While Japan claims the issue was resolved by the 1965 treaty that normalized their ties.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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