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South Korea's Moon apologizes over 'comfort women' accord with Japan

Unclear what his administration's posture means for deal supposed to be final

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, meets with a former 'comfort woman.' (Courtesy of the Blue House)

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized to former "comfort women" Thursday, saying the 2015 agreement with Japan negotiated by his predecessor's government in an effort to bring closure to the wartime issue failed to consider the wishes of the women themselves.

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