SEOUL Reuters - Japan said on Wednesday any attempt by South Korea to revise a deal meant to have resolved a row over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels would make relations "unmanageable" after Seoul said the agreement had failed. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha apologized for the controversial deal on Wednesday, as a panel investigating the negotiations leading up to the agreement unveiled its results. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has enacted policies to help people achieve a better work-life balance, such as encouraging companies to offer shorter work hours. Aging also plays a considerable role in Japan's dwindling population. But many experts fear the culture of work is too engrained to make significant impacts. Business Insider April 10, The comfort women issue has been a regular cause for contention between Japan and neighbors China and North and South Korea since the war.
They agreed the issue would be "irreversibly resolved" if both fulfilled their obligations.
Japan's sex problem could cause the population to fall by 40 million by 2065
Popular in the Community. The investigation concluded that the dispute over the comfort women, a Japanese euphemism for the thousands of girls and women, many of them Korean, forced to work in wartime brothels, could not be "fundamentally resolved" because the victims' demand for legal compensation had not been met. Tokyo says the matter of compensation for the women was settled under a treaty. The new data suggests other bleak milestones, namely, that Japan's population could fall below million by Business Insider April 10, This cuts across the federal government's goal of maintaining a population of at least million into the s, Japan Times reports. SEOUL Reuters - Japan said on Wednesday any attempt by South Korea to revise a deal meant to have resolved a row over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels would make relations "unmanageable" after Seoul said the agreement had failed.