S. Korea to set up body on wartime labor during Japan’s rule: report

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Kyodo News

The South Korean government will set up a public-private body to resolve the issue of compensation for forced wartime labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, a local media report said Monday. The body made up of government officials and experts will be established as early as the end of this month to prevent the liquidation of Japanese corporate assets that plaintiffs in forced labor lawsuits have seized, according to the Seoul Shinmun report. The plaintiffs are taking steps to realize the liquidation. But Japan has protested to South Korea and warned that liquidating the a…

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