Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga gestures as he answers questions during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on January 6, 2016. / AFP / JIJI PRESS / STR
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Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea Friday to protest the placing of a statue symbolizing victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month.In a move likely to reignite a feud over the so-called "comfort women", Japan's chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga also announced that Japan is ordering home its consul-general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan-South Korea currency swap.However, later in the day South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se summoned the Japanese ambassador.Activists had first placed the new statue outside the consulate to mark their opposition to a South Korea-Japan agreement reached a year ago to finally resolve the "comfort women" issue.
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