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S.Korea lawmaker won’t apologise for Japan emperor remarks

The Emperor of Japan is seen as "the son of the main culprit of war crimes" and Moon Hee-sang hopes for an apology from him before his abdication.

Japan demands apology for S. Korean comments on emperor

Japan expresses displeasure at South Korea's suggestion that the Emperor apologises for war crimes committed in his father's reign.

‘Fight until the end’: S.Korean ‘comfort women’ campaigner dies at 93

Kim was among the two dozen known surviving South Korean 'comfort women'.

South Korea’s Moon urges ‘restrained’ language in forced labour row with...

Japan denounced an October South Korean Supreme Court ruling - which said a 1965 treaty did not remove the workers' right to reparations - as 'unthinkable'.

S. Korean decision to dissolve comfort women fund ‘unacceptable’, says Japan

Analysts say the decision effectively negates a 2015 agreement between the two nations as relations deteriorate over lingering historical disputes.

Osaka cuts ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

Activists have in recent years set up dozens of statues in public venues around the world, many of them in South Korea, in honour of the victims.

South Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, seen drawing Japan’s protest

The ceremonies marking the first "Memorial Day for Japanese Forces' Comfort Women Victims" threaten to exacerbate a sensitive diplomatic issue with Japan.

Japan’s PM climbs down on contentious labour reform after data flaws

"Comfort women" was Japan's euphemism for Asian women forced to work in its wartime brothels early in the 20th century.

South Korea’s Moon says 2015 ‘comfort women’ agreement with Japan “flawed”

South Korean president says the 2015 agreement "cannot solve" historical issue and urges follow-up measures.

‘Comfort women’ row with Japan unresolved despite 2015 deal, South Korea...

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha apologises for the controversial deal as a public-private panel appointed by her unveiled results of an investigation into it.

Japan’s Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over...

The mayor of Osaka has confirmed that his city's ties with San Francisco will be severed, following the acceptance of a controversial statue by the American city.

‘Comfort women’: Some questions and answers

Here are some key questions about the issue.

Japan sends 1bn yen to S. Korea ‘comfort women’ foundation

200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also other parts of Asia, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

Protests as S. Korea opens ‘comfort women’ foundation

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also other parts of Asia including China, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.