Japan to temporarily recall envoy to South Korea over girl’s statue

Japan will temporarily recall its ambassador to South Korea, Nagamine Yasumasa, in protest at the installation of a girl’s statue symbolizing Korean comfort women in front of the Japanese consulate-general in Busan, southern South Korea, Japan’s top government spokesman said Friday.
Morimoto Yasuhiro, the consul-general in Busan, will also be recalled temporarily, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide told a press conference.
Tokyo decided the strong measures, believing that the installation of the statue goes against the spirit of a Japan-South Korea agreement reached in December 2015 to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the issue of women who were forced into prostitution for Japanese troops before and during World War II.

Source: newsonjapan.com


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