Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se (R) shake hands after the two countries agreed to bring a "final and irreversible solution" to the issue of women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels. Photo: Kyodo

Why Japan’s ‘comfort women’ apology is a coup for Washington and a blow for Beijing

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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se (R) shake hands after the two countries agreed to bring a "final and irreversible solution" to the issue of women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels. Photo: Kyodo
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