September 14, 2011 12:03
The Korean government plans to propose talks with Japan this week on the issue of Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.
According to officials on Tuesday, Seoul is looking at proposing official talks with Tokyo through either the Japanese Embassy in Seoul or the Korean Embassy in Japan this week.
The move comes after the Constitutional Court ruled last month that the Korean government violated the Constitution by not doing its best to help protect the rights of wartime sex slaves and demand compensation from Japan.
Although Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule 66 years ago, the issue of former "comfort women" remains unresolved as Japan refuses to compensate the victims.
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