Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in his first phone call with President Moon Jae-in that he had demanded an appropriate response from the South Korean side regarding the litigation over the issue of conscription and comfort women in the Japanese military during the Japanese colonial period.

According to Kyodo News, Prime Minister Kishida mentioned in a phone call with President Moon that "relationships between Korea and Japan are very difficult due to the issue of conscription and comfort women."

After the call, Prime Minister Kishida met with reporters at the prime minister's residence and said that South Korea, Japan, South Korea, the United States, and Japan had reached a consensus on further cooperation in response to the North Korean issue.

It also said that South Korea asked South Korea to cooperate in resolving the North Korean abduction issue, and that President Moon responded that he supported Japan's position.

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