The director-general-level talks between the Japanese and South Korean diplomatic authorities were held in Seoul, and while the Japanese side repeatedly requested that appropriate measures be taken on issues such as the comfort women issue, the South Korean side remained in the conventional position and explained 4 Following the monthly talks, we followed parallel lines this time as well.

The Director of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Funakoshi, talked with South Korea's Director of Asia Pacific Affairs Lee Sang-ryul for more than three hours in Seoul on the 21st.

Among them, Director Funakoshi said that the January ruling that the Korean court ordered the Japanese government to compensate for the comfort women issue clearly violates international law, and that the Korean side is responsible for taking appropriate measures. He urged him to take action again and to promptly provide an acceptable solution to the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War.

In addition, Director Funakoshi strongly protested last week that the South Korean military conducted regular training in the waters around Takeshima in Shimane Prefecture.

On the other hand, Director-General Lee only explained based on the conventional position of the South Korean side, and followed the parallel lines this time as well, following the discussions in April.

On the other hand, the two directors confirmed that cooperation between Japan and South Korea and the United States is important for regional stability, including the response to North Korea, so that Japan-South Korea relations can be restored to a healthy relationship. We agreed to continue communication between the diplomatic authorities.

South Korea Asia-Pacific Director "Japan needs to show sincerity"

According to the announcement by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lee San-ryul, director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau, emphasized that "Japan needs to show sincerity" on the issue of comfort women and the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War. It means that it was done.

In addition, the national standard is Takeshima, Shimane Prefecture, which South Korea calls "Tokto (Dokdo)" and claims sovereignty, and treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which the Japanese government continues to increase at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company. He said that he expressed strict awareness and concern about the decision to dilute the concentration below the above level and release it into the sea.