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27 March 2019

So. Korea: Workers forced into labour for Japanese companies during World War II launch lawsuits before statute of limitations ends

Author: Yosuke Onchi, Nikkei Asian Review (Japan)

"South Koreans ready more wartime labor suits as clock ticks", 20 Mar 2019...

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14 January 2019

So. Korea: Court orders assets forfeiture of Japanese company to enforce decision compensating WWII workers over forced labour

Author: Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

"South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor", 9 Jan. 2019...

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7 January 2019

So. Korea: Plaintiffs seek to seize assets of Japanese companies to enforce Supreme Court’s ruling compensating WWII workers for forced labour

Author: Akiko Horiyama, Mainichi (Japan)

"Move to seize assets in forced labor case in S. Korea prioritizes plaintiffs' rights", 3 Jan. 2019...

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2 November 2018

Japanese government tells companies to not compensate Korean victims of forced labor

Author: Cho Ki-weon, Hankyoreh (So. Korea)

The Japanese government is holding briefings in which it is instructing Japanese companies that are being sued by Koreans who were conscripted into forced labor during Japan’s colonial occupation not to compensate the plaintiffs or even settle with...

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31 October 2018

So. Korea's Supreme Court orders Japanese firm to compensate WWII workers in forced labour lawsuit

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30 October 2018

Friction likely as Korean court orders Nippon Steel to compensate WWII workers

Author: Hyonhee Shin, Reuters

South Korea’s top court ruled on Tuesday Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. should compensate four South Koreans for their forced labor during World War Two, a decision that could freeze ties between the uneasy neighbors...In a landmark...

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20 October 2018

South Korea’s top court to issue ruling this month on wartime forced labor claims against Japanese firm

Author: Japan Times

South Korea’s Supreme Court has said it will rule on Oct. 30 on a damages lawsuit against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. filed by four victims of wartime forced labor under Japan’s colonial rule.  The Japanese government says all matters of...

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16 February 2017

Japan: Workers work up to or beyond "karoshi line" in most Japanese manufacturers

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11 August 2014

Japan/Korea: Video of interview of Prof. Pitts on trends towards greater accountability for forced labour & sexual slavery during the World War II

Author: Arirang Video on Demand

Controversies Surrounding Korea-Japan 1965 Treaty...On today’s [AFTER 10], we are joined by professor Chip Pitts from Stanford University who is an expert in international law and hear more about the controversies surrounding the two nations. [refers...

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Company non-response
21 August 2013

Minas de Revuboè (joint venture Talbot Group Investments, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, POSCO) did not respond to: Portuguese version of report in last week's Update on mining industry's human rights impacts. Click here

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