Japan says had South Korean input on 'comfort women' apology

June 20, 2014 9:01 AM

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Japan says had South Korean input on 'comfort women' apology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan got input from South Korea on the sensitive wording of a landmark apology in 1993 to women, many Korean, who worked in Japan's wartime military brothels, an expert panel said after reviewing evidence that led to the statement.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihida Suga, commenting on the report, repeated that Japan would not revise the statement on the "comfort women", as they are euphemistically known in Japan.

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