[Anchor Lead]President Moon Jae-in met with Japanese envoy Toshihiro Nikai, explaining that the Korean people refuse to accept the previous Korean government’s agreement on former comfort women and that Japan must accept this reality. Here’s more.[Pkg]The Japanese prime minister's envoy, Toshihiro Nikai, visited Korea and met with President Moon Jae-in. Nikai delivered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's letter on Tokyo's stance on the comfort women agreement between Korea and Japan. President Moon responded by saying that the Korean public refuses to accept the agreement, and that Japan should acknowledge this and realize that more time is needed.[Soundbite] Pres. Moon Jae-in : "I hope that we will address issues of bilateral concern while also taking a realistic approach to developing our relations as future-oriented partners."The Japanese envoy agreed with President Moon's stance and stressed the need for bilateral cooperation between the two countries' politicians.[Soundbite] Toshihiro Nikai(Japan's Liberal Democratic Party) : "Politicians from both nations who are concerned about Korea and Japan growing hand in hand should cooperate."On the issue of North Korea's nuclear program mentioned in the Japanese prime minister's letter, President Moon said that the dismantlement of the nuclear program is about protecting people's lives and that Korea and Japan are on the same page in this respect. President Moon said he hopes to meet the Japanese leader at the G20 Summit slated for early July in Germany, and offered to hold a bilateral summit in the near future.
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