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Japan's Abe rejects South Korean call for 'comfort women' apology

Renewed dispute puts fresh strains on relations between the Asian neighbors

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that South Korea's calls for additional measures to redress the "comfort women" issue, including an apology, are "totally unacceptable."

Speaking to reporters at the prime minister's office, Abe flatly rejected a call for an apology from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and urged South Korea to implement an agreement reached between the two countries at the end of 2015.

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