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Gov’t to Integrate Databases on Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor

Gov’t to Integrate Databases on Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will integrate databases on Koreans conscripted as forced labor or soldiers during Japan’s colonial rule, the National Archives of Korea (NAK) said Monday. At present, the databases containing lists of Korean victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor and military conscription are spread among several state institutions, including [...]

NGO Condemns Japan’s Refusal to Recognize Wartime Forced Labor in Heritage Site Report

NGO Condemns Japan’s Refusal to Recognize Wartime Forced Labor in Heritage Site Report

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean nongovernmental organization said Thursday it will begin a campaign against Japan over its latest refusal to recognize the existence of forced labor at some of its past industrial complexes listed as world heritage sites. In 2015, Japan promised to acknowledge and commemorate Korean victims of forced [...]

Speaker Moon Pushed for Bill to Resolve Japan’s Wartime Forced Labor Issue

Speaker Moon Pushed for Bill to Resolve Japan’s Wartime Forced Labor Issue

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s parliamentary speaker is preparing a bill to create a fund to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor with contributions by firms, governments and citizens of both nations, officials said Wednesday. The bill, pushed by National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang, is to build a 300 billion-won (US$255 [...]

Archives Show Japan Studied Forcible Mobilization of Korean Labor During World War II

Archives Show Japan Studied Forcible Mobilization of Korean Labor During World War II

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan implemented research on the extent of Korean labor resources on the Korean Peninsula that could be forcibly taken overseas during World War II as part of its war efforts, according to documents released by the National Archives of Korea on Thursday. The Japanese Government General of Korea sent [...]

Former Japanese Leader Urges His Country to Reverse Claim on Forced Labor

Former Japanese Leader Urges His Country to Reverse Claim on Forced Labor

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan should try to resolve a deepening row with South Korea by returning to its previous acknowledgement that individual claims to damages for wartime forced labor were not fully addressed by the 1965 normalization treaty between the two countries, a former Japanese leader said Thursday. Former Prime Minister Yukio [...]

Thousands of S. Koreans Gather to Call for Japan to Apologize over Wartime Forced Labor

Thousands of S. Koreans Gather to Call for Japan to Apologize over Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of South Koreans staged a rally in downtown Seoul on Thursday to call for Tokyo to apologize for wartime forced labor, as they marked the 74th anniversary of their country’s liberation from Japan. An estimated 2,000 people from some 10 local civic groups gathered at Seoul Plaza with [...]