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Busan legislature enacts ordinance calling for boycott of Japanese “war crime enterprises”

NHK reported that the municipal assembly of Busan, South Korea, unanimously approved an ordinance on Friday designating Japanese firms involved in forced labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula as “war crime enterprises” and mandating local educational institutions to endeavor not to use or procure their products. The network added that the assembly also endorsed a separate ordinance authorizing the installation on local public roads of structures commemorating historical incidents, projecting that the move is bound to embolden a local civic group to go ahead with a plan to build a statue commemorating the suffering of requisitioned workers.

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