Lee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: APLee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: AP
Lee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: AP

Japan warns of response if South Korean court seizes Nippon assets for forced labour compensation

  • Seoul can begin seizing Nippon Steel’s local assets to pay wartime forced labour compensation to four South Koreans
  • The case is one of many thorny issues in Japan and South Korean bilateral ties and will complicate Trump’s efforts to unite the allies against China

Topic |   Japan
Lee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: APLee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: AP
Lee Chun-sik (centre), a victim of forced labour by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Photo: AP
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