Senior Japanese and South Korean diplomats on Monday discussed recent proposals by Seoul to resolve longstanding wartime labor problems, Japanese officials said, although the idea was not accepted by the South Korean public. It is still unclear whether it will be
South Korea’s Foreign Ministry’s Asia-Pacific bureau chief Seo Min-jung briefed Japan’s director-general Takehiro Funakoshi on the plan at a meeting in Tokyo, according to people familiar with the matter. The idea was put forward at a public hearing held by the South Korean ministry in Seoul last week.
The Japanese government is expected to support the proposed solution as long as it can maintain its position on the compensation issue, said sources familiar with the bilateral relationship.
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