04 august 2020

Japan warns Seoul as wartime labor decision goes into effect


Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Tensions are rising again between South Korea and Japan as a South Korean court order to seize a Japanese firm's assets went into effect Tuesday.A South Korean Supreme Court decision in 2018, ordering Nippon Steel to provide reparations to four South Koreans forced into labor during World War II, went into effect after midnight Tuesday. The Japanese government has vowed to hit back with a stern response should Japanese assets based in Korea be seized, liquidated or sold, Kyodo [...]