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Japan: Lawyers urge companies to comply with So. Korea's court ruling over WWII forced labour

Author: Wooyoung Lee, UPI, Published on: 9 November 2018

"Japan to bring South Korean court ruling on forced labor to international court", 6 Nov 2018

Japan has decided to appeal to an international court over the South Korean top court's ruling that orders a Japanese steel company to compensate South Korean workers for forced labor and unpaid wages, Japanese media reported.  The Japanese government plans to bring the case to the International Court of Justice without consent from the South Korean government, Sankei Shimbun reported...[T]he Japanese government concluded that South Korea would not agree to submit the case and decided to solely raise it...

According to the Sankei Shimbun report, Kono has also been delivering guidelines on explaining illegitimacy of the South Korean court ruling to Japanese embassies abroad...Meanwhile, a group of some 100 Japanese lawyer and law scholars called the Japanese government to recognize its responsibility to resolve the issue of forced labor and help companies admit their human rights violations during World War II and offer apology and compensation to victims.  The lawyers held a press conference...in Tokyo and announced a joint statement on their position on the South Korean court order...

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