South Korean protesters tear up signs reading ‘2015 South Korea-Japan agreement’. Photo: AFP

South Korea scraps Japanese fund to compensate wartime sex slaves, effectively scuttling 2015 deal to resolve painful dispute

  • Historians say tens of thousands of women from around Asia, many of them Korean, were sent to front-line military brothels to provide sex to Japanese soldiers
  • South Korea and Japan are already at odds over a ruling by Seoul’s Supreme Court last month that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labour during Japan’s colonial rule
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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South Korean protesters tear up signs reading ‘2015 South Korea-Japan agreement’. Photo: AFP
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