TOKYO – Japan is considering taking a dispute with South Kore a over its compensation for wartime forced labourers to the International Court of Just

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report
Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice: Report
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TOKYO – Japan is considering taking a dispute with South Kore a over its compensation for wartime forced labourers to the International Court of Justice as the deadline for seeking third-country arbitration passes on Thursday (July 18), public broadcaster NHK reported.

The question of compensation for South Koreans for labour during Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula has soured the US allies’ relations, which took a turn for the worse this month when Japan restricted exports of high-tech material to South Korea.

South Korea’s Supreme Court last year ordered two Japanese companies to compensate the wartime workers in a ruling that Tokyo said violated international law. Japan believes the issue of compensation was settled under a 1965 treaty.

With no mutually palatable agreement, Tokyo has pushed for third-party arbitration, which Seoul has rejected. Midnight (1500 GMT Thursday) is the deadline for making those arrangements, Japanese deputy chief cabinet secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said.

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