South Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

South Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-01-18 13:20

South Korean protesters dressed as colonial-era Japanese soldiers. Relations between the two countries have long been overshadowed by historical issues including Koreans being forced to work at Japanese firms' factories during WWII AFP/ED JONES

SEOUL: A Seoul court on Friday (Jan 18) dismissed a Japanese machinery maker's appeal against an order that it pay 17 South Korean women 100 million won (US$89,000) each for forced wartime labour, the latest in a series of rulings raising tensions between the neighbours.

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