South Korea proposes public foundation to resolve forced labour dispute with Japan

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By Josh Smith, Soo-hyang Choi and Sakura Murakami SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -South Korea announced a plan on Monday to resolve a dispute over compensating people forced to work under Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea, hoping to improve poor relations that have impeded trade, and political and military cooperation. The proposal was welcomed in Tokyo but faced immediate backlash from some victims and South Korea’s main opposition party, who accused the government of capitulating to Japan. The disagreements over labour and women forced into Japanese military brothels have bedevilled ties between …

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