The Wall Street Journal: South Korea dissolves ‘comfort women’ pact as tensions with Japan rise

SEOUL — In a sign of worsening relations between South Korea and Japan, Seoul said it would dissolve a foundation at the heart of a 2015 bilateral agreement that purportedly resolved a decades-old dispute over the treatment of women during Japan’s wartime occupation of Korea.

Seoul’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Wednesday it would formally close a Japanese-funded body created to compensate Korea’s so-called comfort women, who were made to serve Japanese troops sexually. The South Korean government called the decision a move to “help the victims recover their honor and dignity.”

The wartime issue has strained ties between the two U.S.

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