In response to the fact that the director-general-level talks between Japan and South Korea began in Tokyo for the first time in about five months, and the Japanese government is seeking corrections to the Korean court's decision on the comfort women issue, which violates international law. The focus will be on what kind of attitude the Korean side will take.
Mr. Funakoshi, Director of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Lee Sang-ryul, Director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau of South Korea, have been holding face-to-face talks between Japan and South Korea at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since the morning of the 1st.
When entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lee asked NHK what kind of discussions he would like to have, but he said with a hard expression, "No comment."
At the talks, it seems that opinions were exchanged on issues such as ▼ the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War and ▼ the comfort women issue.
Regarding the comfort women issue, the Japanese government has consistently decided to take appropriate measures under the responsibility of the Korean side, saying that the Korean court ordered the Japanese government to compensate the Japanese government and that the January decision clearly violates international law. The focus will be on what kind of attitude the South Korean side will take as the decision of another trial by the former comfort women and the bereaved family is scheduled for April 21st.