South Korean Lee Chun-sik, 94, was a victim of forced labour during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean peninsula before the end of the second world war – and was granted compensation from a Japanese company in an October 30 ruling. Photo: AP

Forced labour a sore topic between South Korea and Japan as court verdict looms

  • Since 2012, there have been flurry of lawsuits seeking to overturn historical legal decisions favouring Japanese firms who used conscripted workers
  • But experts say wrangling in courts may be a setback for reconciliation efforts
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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South Korean Lee Chun-sik, 94, was a victim of forced labour during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean peninsula before the end of the second world war – and was granted compensation from a Japanese company in an October 30 ruling. Photo: AP
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