Top Office Concerned of False Rumors about Sex Slavery Settlement

Write : 2015-12-31 14:59:31 Update : 2015-12-31 15:09:35

Top Office Concerned of False Rumors about Sex Slavery Settlement

The presidential office has expressed concern over what it calls groundless rumors about Seoul and Tokyo’s settlement of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery.
 
Senior presidential secretary for public relations, Kim Sung-woo, unveiled the concerns in a message to the public on Thursday.
 
Saying that the rumors were leaving new scars, Kim cited talk that Japan's provision of money to victims is contingent upon Seoul removing a statue of a girl that symbolizes the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul.  
 
The top office said that the sexual slavery issue had remained unsettled for 24 years and was considered the most sensitive matter between Seoul and Tokyo. Given its sensitivity, the presidential office said any conclusion was bound to leave regrets.
 
The office then stressed that the latest deal was aimed at assuaging the pain of victims while they were still alive. It underlined that the agreement was reached based on the assessment that sufficient progress was made within the possible scope.
 
The top office said it is of no help to the surviving victims to create the sentiment that the government failed to properly negotiate the matter.
 
In particular, the presidential office said that the sexual enslavement issue was an extremely hard task that previous governments had been reluctant to tackle.
 
It also said if some people only express concern and refuse to accept the outcome on which the government exerted its best efforts, no government will be willing to handle sensitive issues or seek to produce agreements.
 
The presidential office said that becoming extremely emotional over something that is not true does not help problem-solving efforts. It then urged the people and the media of both South Korea and Japan to cooperate so that the two countries can move toward the future with Japan squarely facing history and faithfully implementing the deal.

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