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Japan urges South Korea to stick to 'comfort women' deal

Seoul's foreign minister visiting Tokyo to balance closer ties with Beijing

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, meet in Tokyo on Dec. 19.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan on Tuesday pressed South Korea to abide by their 2015 agreement on wartime "comfort women," as Seoul's new foreign minister met with her Japanese counterpart during her first official visit to Tokyo.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's government has taken issue with the agreement, making it a key topic for discussion alongside North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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