Japan Says Recalling Envoy To S.Korea Over New 'comfort Woman' Statue
Sumaira FH 4 years ago Fri 06th January 2017 | 10:20 AM
TOKYO, Jan 6, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) - Japan said on Friday that it had decided to temporarily recall its ambassador to South Korea to protest the placing of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month.
Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga announced the move at a press conference along with additional measures that include postponing high-level economic discussions. "The Japanese government finds this situation extremely regrettable," he said.
The statue was initially removed after being set up by South Korean activists in the southern port city. But local authorities changed track and allowed it after Japan's hawkish defence minister offered prayers at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo last week.