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Countries agree on 'final' resolution on 'comfort women' issue

TOKYO -- The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea announced Monday that the two countries have agreed on a way to resolve the issue of wartime "comfort women," which has long strained their relations.

     In a joint press conference following the meeting in Seoul, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said, "The Japanese government is keenly aware of the responsibility of the comfort women issue," adding that the Japanese Imperial Military had been involved and that the honor and dignity of many women had been hurt.

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