SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's vice foreign minister on Thursday urged Japan to take sincere measures toward the issue of its sexual enslavement of Korean women for Japanese military brothels during World War II.
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul said at a security forum that Japan should take sincere measures to resolve the"comfort women" issue in a bid to"see the end of tunnel,"referring to the frayed ties between Seoul and Tokyo amid territorial disputes and Japan' s wrong perception of history.
Cho said South Korea has never provoked Japan since the Park Geun-hye government took office in February last year, ascribing the frosty ties to Japan's faults.
The Japanese government, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, should read the message delivered by President Park in her Aug. 15 speech marking the 50th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the 1910-4japan5 Japanese colonial rule, the vice minister said.
During the speech, President Park urged Japan to face up to the history, change its erroneous understanding of history, especially on the sex slave issues and show its determination for the new future with South Korea.