The director-general-level talks between Japan and South Korea were held in Tokyo, and the Japanese side repeatedly requested that the Korean court's decision on the comfort women issue be contrary to international law and take appropriate measures. The side only explained based on the conventional position, and the discussion ended in parallel lines.

On the 1st, the Director of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau of South Korea, Lee Sang-ryul, held a face-to-face meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than four hours for the first time in about five months. It was.



Among them, Director Funakoshi said that the Korean court ordered the Japanese government to compensate for the comfort women issue, and said in January that it was "clearly contrary to international law, etc., and the Korean side to resolve the issue. We are paying close attention to the specific proposals made by the Korean government. "



On the other hand, Mr. Lee only explained based on the conventional position, and the discussion ended in parallel lines.



Opinions were also exchanged on the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War, and Director Funakoshi said, "Cashing must be absolutely avoided." I urged you.



On the other hand, in dealing with North Korea, we reaffirmed the importance of close cooperation between Japan and South Korea and the United States.

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