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3 June 2016

Mitsubishi Materials agreement represents a step to improve the still strained Japan-China relations

Author: Austin Ramzy, New York Times (USA)

"Mitsubishi Materials Apologizes to Chinese World War II Laborers," 1 Jun 2016...

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3 June 2016

Mitsubishi Materials settles with Chinese forced laborers

Author: Shuichi Yutaka, Nozomu Hayashi, and Daisuke Nishimura, Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. reached an out-of-court settlement…with three former Chinese laborers forced to work in Japan under harsh conditions during World War II. The settlement…could mark a major turning point…because…[m]ore than 3,700 Chinese...

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3 July 2013

Case profile: Nishimatsu lawsuit (re World War II forced labour)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit filed in Japan against Nishimatsu Construction over allegations that the it forcibly brought Chinese individuals to Hiroshima Prefecture during World War II and used them as forced...

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12 May 2010

[PDF] Post war reparations between Japan and China and individual claims: The Supreme Court Judgments in the Nishimatsu Construction case and the second Chinese ‘Comfort Women case

Author: Masahiko Asada and Trevor Ryan, Journal of Japanese Law (Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht)

On 27 April 2007, the Supreme Court of Japan delivered two judgments of historic significance...

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18 March 2010

Nishimatsu lawsuit (re World War II forced labour)

In 1998, five Chinese survivors of World War II brought legal action in Japan against Nishimatsu Construction.  The plaintiffs alleged that Nishimatsu forcibly brought Chinese individuals to the Hiroshima Prefecture during World War II and used them...

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13 November 2009

Forced Labor Redress in Japan and the United States

Author: Matthew Augustine, Stanford Asia-Pacific Research Center

[O]n October 23, the Nishimatsu Construction Company reached an agreement…to set up a trust fund for Chinese who had been forced into labor in Japan during World War II…worth ¥250 million…Under the terms of the summary settlement, Nishimatsu...

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23 October 2009

Assessing the Nishimatsu Corporate Approach to Redressing Chinese Forced Labor in Wartime Japan

Author: Kang Jian, Arimitsu Ken & William Underwood, Asia Pacific Journal

[I]n October 2009…Nishimatsu Construction…voluntarily agree[d] to compensate Chinese victims of wartime forced labor in Japan after resisting the redress claim for more than a decade…Nishimatsu…set up a trust fund of 250 million yen, or $2.5 million...

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23 October 2009

Japan's construction firm pays $2.74 mln to wartime Chinese laborers

Author: Xinhua

Nishimatsu Construction secured a reconciliation Friday with wartime Chinese laborers, agreeing to pay 250 million yen (2.74 million U.S. dollars) to the war victims. According the reconciliation agreement…Nishimatsu, which offered the reconciliation...

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22 December 2008

Deal with the reparations

Author: Kiroku Hanai, Japan Times

…The plaintiffs in the postwar compensation lawsuits were placed at a decisive disadvantage last April when the Supreme Court ruled that Chinese citizens forcibly taken to Japan to work for Nishimatsu Construction had no right to claim damages because...

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28 April 2007

Japan Court Rules Against Sex Slaves and Laborers

Author: Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times

In two landmark rulings, Japan’s highest court on Friday rejected compensation claims filed by former wartime sex slaves and forced laborers from China but acknowledged that they had been coerced by the Japanese military or industry... In the forced...

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