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

Lee Choon-shik, a victim of wartime forced labor during the Japanese colonial period, sits inside the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (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. Nippon Steel said the verdict was “deeply regrettable” and that it would review it before […]

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