Japan’s ambassador recalled over ‘comfort woman’ statue to return to S Korea

(Japan Today) Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine will fly back to Seoul on Tuesday, along with the Japanese consul-general in the South Korean city of Busan.

Kishida said the decision came as Seoul goes through a period of transition and Japan needs to study and develop ties with the new government that succeeds impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Kishida said Japan regrets that South Korea has not complied with what was supposed to be a final agreement to resolve their differences over the comfort woman issue in late 2015, and that the ambassador will work to make sure the new administration respects the deal.

Source: By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Japan Today

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