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Top Japanese, ROK diplomats discuss forced labor dispute

  • December 13, 2018
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All papers wrote that Foreign Minister Kono spoke by phone with his South Korean counterpart Kang on Wednesday and told her that Japan can’t accept the ROK Supreme Court’s rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay compensation to Korean nationals who were requisitioned to work in their plants during WWII. The Japanese official reportedly expressed concern about the plaintiffs’ moves to seize the Japanese corporations’ financial assets. The two ministers reportedly agreed to continue close communications by arranging a meeting on the sidelines of an international conference. 


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