South Korea's Moon calls for 'restrained' language with Japan over wartime forced labour row

South Korea's Moon calls for 'restrained' language with Japan over wartime forced labour row

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2018-12-14 15:45

FILE PHOTO: South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with senior aides at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, December 12, 2018. Presidential Blue House/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

SEOUL: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday (Dec 14) "cautious, restrained language" is needed when discussing wartime forced labour to avoid "inciting antagonistic emotions" between the people of the two East Asian countries.

A row between Seoul and Tokyo flared again in late October when South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp must pay four South Koreans 100 million won (US$87,700) in compensation for their forced labour during World War Two.

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