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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea envoy should leave, Japan ruling party official says

LDP weighs options as 'comfort women' ruling squeezes ties

South Korean ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan-pyo outside Japan's Foreign Ministry on Jan. 8.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan should consider urging South Korean Ambassador Nam Gwan-pyo to return home after a Seoul court ordered the Japanese government to compensate wartime "comfort women," a senior member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday.

Masahisa Sato, director of the LDP's Foreign Affairs Division, floated the option at a meeting with other members of the body.

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