Relief, Anger, Indifference Over SKorea-Japan Sex Slave Deal

December 29, 2015 8:20 AM

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A day after trumpeting an "irreversible" settlement of a decades-long standoff over Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's WWII military, there's relief among South Korean and Japanese diplomats, fury among activists and many of the elderly victims and general public indifference in both countries.

Both sides compromised on Monday's surprise deal, so no one got everything they wanted. Nationalists in Japan are angry over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's apology. Some South Koreans say President Park Geun-hye settled for far too little money — about $8 million — and that Japan still hasn't taken leg...

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