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Ties with Japan are important for S. Korea: Ishihara

Shintaro Ishihara, co-leader of the opposition Japan Restoration Party, said Wednesday Japan-South Korea relations are important for Seoul despite soured bilateral ties due to a territorial dispute and conflicting views on wartime history. Ishihara's remarks followed the first official meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye in the trilateral talks with U.S. President Barack Obama in The Hague on Tuesday.

Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme. Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.
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