Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: Kyodo

Japan weighs sanctions against South Korea as rift over wartime use of forced labour deepens

  • Lawyers representing South Koreans forced to work for Japan’s steel giant issued an ultimatum on Tuesday, threatening to freeze the companies assets if compensation was not discussed
  • The threat prompted indignation in Tokyo, where members of Shinzo Abe’s government have discussed recalling the ambassador to Seoul and the seizure of South Korean government assets in Japan
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: Kyodo
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