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AI comfort women page Japan refuses South Korea plea on 'comfort women'
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  Bitter dispute continues over abuse of sex slaves during world war
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  <strong><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-korea-japan-comfortwomen/japan-rejects-south-korean-call-for-extra-steps-over-comfort-women-idUSKBN1EY0F6">Japan has rejected South Korea’s call for more steps to help “comfort women”</a>, the name given to the girls and women forced to work in Japan’s brothels during World War II. The wartime sex slaves are a divisive issue in the long and bitter history between the two nations.</strong>
  Japan says the issue was resolved with a 2015 deal so won't seek to renegotiate. This is despite what South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha described as Japan's failure to meet victims’ needs. In the 2015 deal Japan was forced to pay around¥1 billion (approximately $9 million) to a fund for comfort women.
Web page of Amnesty referring to its South Korean comfort women campaign Tokyo's foreign minister Taro Kono, urged for implementation of a final and irreversible agreement. Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihided Suga said that they <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/ede0a2bf-9756-32fb-bf01-e28bfcc361a9">will not move a millimetre on the deal</a>.
  During the second World War more than 200,000 women from Korea and other countries in Asia were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers. A 2011 <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22141139">study done by The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences</a> suggests that former comfort women still suffer from PTSD symptoms, even 60 years after the end of the war.
  Organisations such as <a href="https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2015/09/70-years-on-comfort-women-speak-out-so-the-truth-wont-die/">Amnesty International</a>, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&amp;reference=P6-RC-2007-0525&amp;language=EN">European Parliament</a> and the <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/CERDIndex.aspx">U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination</a> have all supported the women's cause.
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