South Korea, Japan summit breaks diplomatic freeze

November 2, 2015 6:33 AM

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South Korea, Japan summit breaks diplomatic freeze

SEOUL: The leaders of South Korea and Japan broke an extended diplomatic freeze Monday with a rare summit that saw agreement on trying to resolve sensitive historical disputes that have tainted ties for decades.

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed a range of topics including the thorny issue of the so-called "comfort women," forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

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