The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: Reuters

Japan looking to escalate South Korean wartime labour dispute to UN court

  • Seoul and Tokyo have been at loggerheads for months over compensation, stemming from a series of South Korean court decisions last year
  • Japan has now formally requested arbitration on the issue, but observers say that South Korea is unlikely to take part
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The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: Reuters
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.