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Japan PM Abe says to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels.

South Korea rejects 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism

The South Korean government rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month's Winter Olympics had been hijacked by North Korea, saying the Games will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.