, December 22nd, a comprehensive report, a few days ago, South Korean ambassador to Japan Jiang Changyi and Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mori Kenliang had a brief conversation. Both sides expressed their positions on the pending case of forced conscription of labor and comfort women, but they still said to themselves. Talking to myself, finally ended in a parallel line situation.

Data map: South Korean and Japanese civil organizations in Germany held a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, once again urging the Japanese government to formally apologize to the victims of the "comfort women" system violence and provide compensation.

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  According to the report, this meeting was the first meeting with the Korean ambassador to Japan, Jiang Changyi, since taking office in June.

The two sides exchanged views on outstanding issues between the two countries.

  According to Yonhap News Agency, regarding bilateral affairs, Jiang Changyi reiterated that South Korean President Moon Jae-in is ready to listen to the views of the Japanese side and expressed his willingness to continue high-level dialogue between Japan and South Korea.

  The report pointed out that, given that Japan and South Korea have been intermittently conducting director-general-level dialogues, the above statement sent a signal to upgrade the level of dialogue.

  In addition, Jiang Changyi also hopes that the Japanese and South Korean governments will first paint a big picture, and then work hard to improve the relations between the two countries.

  The Japanese media reported on the talks briefly, and the Nikkei will talk about the content, only describing the two sides discussing the issue of forced labor and comfort women. The Japan Jiji News Agency commented that the two sides have stated their respective positions on the pending case, which is disjoint. Parallel lines.

  On the other hand, Yonhap News Agency pointed out that after Jiang Changyi became ambassador to Japan, he could not see the then Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and the courtesy meeting with the new Foreign Minister Lin Fangzheng had not yet been promoted.

  Earlier, it was reported that Japanese Foreign Minister Lin Fangzheng and South Korean Foreign Minister Zheng Yirong had a brief meeting on the occasion of the G7 foreign ministers meeting. The two sides expressed their respective positions on forced labor and comfort women issues, and historical differences still exist.

However, the two sides agreed to maintain communication with the diplomatic department and speed up consultations.