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Seoul to give 'comfort women' deal a second look

Moon administration won't push for a full rewrite

A comfort woman statue faces the Japanese Embassy site in Seoul. (Photo by Andrew Salmon)

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's government intends to review a 2015 agreement with Japan on wartime "comfort women," prioritizing how the deal was reached over seeking an outright renegotiation as it aims to work with Tokyo based on the findings.

The bargain was struck under since-ousted President Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But many South Koreans find it difficult to accept, according to the current government. Public dissatisfaction has been voiced in the past through such means as a statue installed outside the Japanese Embassy here.

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