It looks as if an old issue between Japan and South Korea is finally going to be resolved: At a rare summit in Seoul, Japan agreed to accelerate talks on women abused in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
During a visit to South Korea, ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder called for Japan to formally apologize for forcing 200,000 Korean women to serve as "comfort women" sex slaves during World War II.
North Korea defied the international community yet again with its latest missile test on Friday. US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in want to up the ante against Pyongyang.
South Korea and Japan have presented a united front against North Korea, agreeing to coordinate their response on the hydrogen bomb test. While the EU is mulling new sanctions, Russia has called for talks.
As the nation marks the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II, there are still many here who insist that Japan acted honorably throughout the conflict. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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