South Korea's top court has ruled Japanese car producer Mitsubishi must compensate the victims of wartime forced labor during WW2. It's the second such ruling in South Korea in as many months.
Japan has adopted a more nationalist stance in recent years. Now, a copy of an old German map could help Tokyo legitimize its claims in a dispute with South Korea over geography and terminology. Julian Ryall reports.
South Korea's top court has ruled that the Japanese group Mitsubishi should compensate individuals for their forced labor during World War II. Japan immediately retaliated, calling the ruling "totally unacceptable."
South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of compensating four laborers who were forced to work at a Japanese steel mill during WWII. Tokyo decried the ruling as "unthinkable" and threatened a firm response.
Japanese company Mitsubishi has been ordered by a South Korean court to compensate World War II forced laborers, stoking anger and concerns in Japan. Tokyo insists all claims were settled more than half-a-century ago.
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