1998: South Korean compensation from Japan for “comfort women”

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South Korean President Kim Dae Woo announces that the South Korean government will end its efforts to gain official compensation from the Japanese government for “comfort women” but will still seek an official apology and will not prevent individuals from seeking compensation.

To: 
South Korea
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1998
Footnote: 
Strom, Stephanie. “Soul Won’t Seek Japan Funds for War’s Brothel Women.” New York Times. April 22, 1998.