S. Korea, Japan hold first post-summit talks on WWII sex slaves

South Korea and Japan on Wednesday discussed their long-running dispute over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery — the first such talks since their leaders vowed to push for a mutually acceptable settlement. The meeting between senior foreign ministry officials from both sides followed last week’s summit in Seoul between South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. South Korea is demanding a formal apology and compensation for the Korean women forced to serve as sex slaves in Japanese military army brothels during World War II.

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