‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Reached Between Japan and South Korea – By Kwanwoo Jun Updated Dec. 28, 2015 2:31 a.m. ET


Deal will include support services using Japanese government funds

Protesters sit next to a statue of a South Korean teenage girl in traditional costume, called the "peace monument" for former "comfort women," during a demonstration near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Nov. 11, 2015.

Protesters sit next to a statue of a South Korean teenage girl in traditional costume, called the “peace monument” for former “comfort women,” during a demonstration near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Nov. 11, 2015. PHOTO: JUNG YEON-JE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

SEOUL—South Korea and Japan on Monday said they reached an agreement on Korean “comfort women” who were forced to serve Japanese soldiers sexually in World War II.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said the agreement includes support services for the women, using ¥1 billion ($8.3 million) in Japanese government funds. An earlier Japanese arrangement to help the women in the 1990s and 2000s involved the use of private donations.

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