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    Japan, South Korea Reach Deal on Comfort Women

    They’re admitting “heartfelt responsibility.” During WWII, Japan, which occupied the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, forcibly recruited local women to serve in military brothels as sex slaves. Forty-six of these so-called comfort women are still living in Korea, and the question of reparations has strained relations between the two countries for decades. Now Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially apologized — and Japan will put $8.3 million toward a fund to help the women, in a move that could bring two major regional U.S. allies together at last. 

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