Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korea

Court in South Korea dismisses wartime forced labour case against Japanese firms

  • A lawsuit was filed by 85 victims against 16 Japanese companies, including Nippon Steel, Nissan Chemical Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • But a Seoul court dismissed the suit, saying it might violate a 1965 treaty

Topic |   South Korea
Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lim Chul-ho, the son of Lim Jeong-gyu, a victim of Japan's forced labour during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, speaks to the media after a court dismissed a damages suit. Photo: EPA-EFE
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