U.S.-Japan Caucus Co-Chairs Issue Statement on Comfort Women Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea

Jan 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (LA-03), Co-Chairs of the U.S.-Japan Caucus, released the following statement on the agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea regarding the issue of comfort women: 

“In reaching this historic agreement, the leaders of Japan and the Republic of Korea have shifted their gazes toward a future built on mutual respect. We are pleased to see two important allies of the United States take such a significant step forward. The resolution of this sensitive issue not only strengthens Japan and the Republic of Korea’s bilateral relationship, it also positions the entire Asia-Pacific region for greater prosperity, peace, and stability. We commend Prime Minister Abe and President Park’s leadership and resolve in addressing this matter. The progress they achieved will surely serve both nations well as they confront any number of serious challenges that may arise in today’s unpredictable world.”