South Korea's Moon says Japan cannot declare wartime crimes 'over'

South Korea's Moon says Japan cannot declare wartime crimes 'over'South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said Japan cannot declare the issue of its former wartime sex slaves “over”, repeating calls for Tokyo to apologise over the issue and confront wrongdoings. The controversy of the so-called comfort women — those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II — has marred relations between the neighbours for decades. Park Geun-Hye, Moon’s ousted predecessor, struck a deal in 2015 with Tokyo under which Seoul promised not to raise the issue again and Japan paid 1 billion yen ($ 8.9 million) to a foundation dedicated to supporting the victims.



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