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Kishida urges South Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on 'comfort women'

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South Korea doesn’t care about mending ties. Not only did Moon dissolve the fund that Japan started, but he threatened to pull out of GSOMIA and lied about consulting the US about it.

South Korea has been using the comfort women to victimize themselves and fuel anti-Japan indoctrination. This is the country where people set themselves on fire at protests and broke into the Japanese consulate, children drew pictures of Japan being nuked, gas stations refused to refuel Japanese cars, and a district tried to put stickers in classrooms saying “This device was made by a war criminal”. As a child, I grew up with my own parents constantly reminding me of what Japan did seventy years ago as if it happened yesterday.

Korea needs to stop blaming Japan when they're the ones worsening relations. The self-victimization and self-righteousness make me ashamed to be Korean.

20 ( +29 / -9 )

Completely agree with Coffee.

Dear S. Korean government.... end this!

You have more to benefit being close to Japan then against it. Economically, working on projects together, technology, In Space, security, culture, Internet.

If an emergency happens again on the Korea peninsula, Japan can take millions of Korean refugees, we have the empty homes, our people have more in common then anyone else.

If Japan takes more responsibility in East Asia against China, Russia and support Taiwan!..... At least stop hating Japan!

Our own government is guilty of too many apologies, not taking a stronger stance, then rewarding S. Korea instead of holding them accountable. Enough blame to go around for all!

18 ( +26 / -8 )

South Korea's Unification Ministry said Tuesday that Seoul "will not either nullify or renegotiate it" as the agreement is an official one.

The agreement itself says this issue is resolved finally and irreversibly with this announcement、 but South Korean government says  the agreement cannot resolve the comfort women issue, urging Japan to make continuous efforts "sincerely" to recover the honor and dignity of the victims and heal their wounds.

South Korea basically nullifies the agreement

Oh yeah, because some politicians still visit Yasukuni , making the agreement insincere, or meaningless right?

21 ( +27 / -6 )

Korea are the ones keeping this alive. Contract was signed and money paid. Please distribute the money to the victims Korea you already have it.

21 ( +26 / -5 )

Kishida urges South Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on 'comfort women'

MR PM, you are wasting time. Forget South Korea, lets move on without them.

15 ( +19 / -4 )

@Bradley paperwork was signed between both countries which formally closed the matter. Case closed... Until SK decided to cancel that agreement and not pay any of the victims the money Japan provided to atone for the problems. Japan does not want the money back because the matter was signed and settled. Everyone wants this finished, Korea want to keep it alive for some unknown play the victim card?

21 ( +25 / -4 )

Japan cannot make or negotiate accords with President Moon Jae In government when such government refused to abide by treaty law.

The present-day government, people of Japan are not remotely accountable for historic grievances dating back decades that were agreed thought a Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea signed on June 22, 1965.

It established basic diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea.

The agreed process for adjudication of the 1965 treaty is the ICJ not any domestic court.

Although there is grounds in the case/issue of the comfort women to review

However President Moon Jae In government must respect the signed 2015 bilateral agreement.

Then, maybe through an agreed commission, a process of healing can take.

President Moon Jae In politically weaponized these frail old pensioners plight.

If President Moon Jae In cannot or will not take responsibly for a situation all of his own making, there is nothing more to be said.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

The periodic political apologies must cease.

The squabbling must stop.

A agreed totally independent commission established.

To set up a system, bringing the next younger generations together to educate and learn from a period of time that can only be described a crime against humanity.

Let be clear. open and honest.

Politicians must withdraw.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Japan's position is entirely correct. They negotiated and concluded an Agreement with South Korea in good faith that both parties called "Permanent and Irreversible". Japan complied with all of South Korea's demands, including a Prime Ministerial Apology.

Moon unilaterally ripped up what took alot of effort on the part of South Korea, Japan, and the U.S. to put together. In doing so, Moon not only brought SK-JPN relations to their lowest in history, but decimated any level of trust Japan had in South Korea's ability to stand by it's agreements.

It is encumbent upon South Korea to offer an alternative if there is any sincere desire to resolve this issue.

18 ( +23 / -5 )

@OssanJapan

It is encumbent upon South Korea to offer an alternative if there is any sincere desire to resolve this issue.

Korean demand is very clear and consistent.

All Korea is asking for is for Japan to admit that Imperial Japanese military ordered the forced conscription of comfort women. Abe statement of 2015 denies that Japan ordered such a thing.

It's becoming clear that leftwing candidate will win presidential election in March 2022 after the rightwing candidate is self-destructing with endless scandals, gaffs, and plummeting poll numbers, and we haven't even reached the debates stage where the liberal leftwing candidate is the strongest master debater while the conservative righting candidate tries to avoid debates if possible since he never ran for a public office before.

So Korea's stance toward Japan will not change after March 2022 and may even go down worse than it is.

-17 ( +8 / -25 )

So Korea's stance toward Japan will not change after March 2022 and may even go down worse than it is.

Have fun living in the past.

Korea is now just China's plaything.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

I do not really understand the problem!

The treatment of those woman was a war crime and as such cannot be erased from history by politicians. You know if you deny what everyone knows anyway you just look foolish.

-12 ( +10 / -22 )

Just a few more centuries and this will all blow over.

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Agree with sb here Japan should have said a big n firm n absolute Big No to Sk black mailing long time a ago this thing would have been history long a ago bt Japanese way of looking right left around n then answer have made this ditch out of a hole

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@Samit BasuToday  12:10 pm JST

@OssanJapan

It is encumbent upon South Korea to offer an alternative if there is any sincere desire to resolve this issue.

Korean demand is very clear and consistent.

All Korea is asking for is for Japan to admit that Imperial Japanese military ordered the forced conscription of comfort women. Abe statement of 2015 denies that Japan ordered such a thing.

The typical Korean manipulation of their narratives trying to make 100 lies as good as truth. Since there are absolutely no evidence that IJA soldiers kidnapped (abducted) Korean girls off street, they fine-tuned their narratives that IJA ordered forced conscription. The low of the lowest people can go even lower than what you think the lowest.

Even South Korean government started realizing these stories are all Fake, but they just cannot admit it, hence

they cannot go left or right, just got frozen.

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CrashpilotToday  12:41 pm JST

I do not really understand the problem!

The treatment of those woman was a war crime and as such cannot be erased from history by politicians. You know if you deny what everyone knows anyway you just look foolish.

Agree 100%. Military prostitution by any country in WWII was never charged at the Nuremberg or Tokyo Trials so it isn't a war crime. Nobody is denying anything since an Agreement was reached in 2015, which obviously could not happen if anyone was denying anything.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

The typical Korean manipulation of their narratives trying to make 100 lies as good as truth. Since there are absolutely no evidence that IJA soldiers kidnapped (abducted) Korean girls off street, they fine-tuned their narratives that IJA ordered forced conscription. The low of the lowest people can go even lower than what you think the lowest.

Product of Japan's education system.

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Nobody is denying anything since an Agreement was reached in 2015, which obviously could not happen if anyone was denying anything.

Obviously you didn't read the post before yours.

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