Day: January 12, 2018

Japanese News: Moon Jae-in and the comfort women agreement.

Several articles on NHK News Web (main source) discuss South Korea President Moon Jae-in’s press conference that took place on January 10th. 記者会見・きしゃかいけん: press conference Of course, Japan media were closely watching what Moon Jae-in would say about the Japan-Korea agreement on the comfort women issue that was signed in 2015 by the two governments. This agreement is referred to in Japanese as: 日韓合意: Simply, the Japan-Korea agreement 日韓両政府の合意: Similarly, the agreement between the two governments of Japan and Korea 慰安婦問題をめぐる合意: The agreement concerning the comfort women issue 慰安婦問題をめぐる日韓合意: Japan-Korea agreement concerning the comfort women issue. 慰安婦問題の「最終的かつ不可逆的な解決」を確認した2015年12月の日韓両政府の合意: The agreement between the two governments of Japan and Korea from December 2015 that confirmed the “final and irreversible settlement” of the comfort women issue. Korea had already announced, through its Foreign Minister, that it would not ask for re-negotiation of the agreement. However, Korea Foreign Minister reiterated Korea’s wish for Japanese apologies. 再交渉・ざいこうしょう: Re-negotiation. The word 交渉・こうしょう means “negotiation”. The verb used to say “asking for re-negotiation” is 求める・もとめる which means “to request”, “to solicit for”, “to ask …