A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul. Photo: AFP
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul. Photo: AFP

Japan’s Suga rejects South Korean court order to pay former wartime sex slaves

  • Prime minister says issue was already ‘resolved completely and definitely’ after Seoul court rules that Japan should pay the victims US$91,000 each
  • It was the first civilian legal case in South Korea against Tokyo by wartime sex slaves, euphemistically labelled ‘comfort women’

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul. Photo: AFP
A South Korean protester holds a placard during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Seoul. Photo: AFP
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