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Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy’s 2nd Appeal Against Wartime Labor Compensation

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy’s 2nd Appeal Against Wartime Labor Compensation

DAEJEON, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a second appeal filed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries against an order to sell patent rights the company has in South Korea to compensate a victim of wartime forced labor, according to legal sources Tuesday. The top court dismissed Mitsubishi Heavy’s appeal against the [...]

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi’s Appeal of Asset Seizure Order

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi’s Appeal of Asset Seizure Order

SEOUL/TOKYO, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top court has confirmed a lower court’s order to seize Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s assets here to compensate wartime forced labor victims, judicial officials said Monday. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the Japanese company’s appeal of a court order to seize its six patent rights and [...]

Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled against a victim of forced wartime labor in Japan in a damages suit launched against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. citing the expiration of the case’s statute of limitation. The Seoul Central District Court ruled against the surviving family of the late victim, [...]

UNESCO Says Japan Failed to Provide Sufficient Explanation on Forced Labor

UNESCO Says Japan Failed to Provide Sufficient Explanation on Forced Labor

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A UNESCO committee on Thursday called for Japan to keep its promise to honor forced labor victims at an information center on industrial revolution sites registered on the World Heritage list. In a virtual session, the World Heritage Committee (WHC) adopted a resolution stating Japan’s failure to provide sufficient [...]

Some S. Koreans Cry Foul over Court’s Dismissal of Damages Lawsuit Against Japan Firms

Some S. Koreans Cry Foul over Court’s Dismissal of Damages Lawsuit Against Japan Firms

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Public anger has grown this week after a court dismissed a group of forced labor victims’ damages suit against Japanese firms, with some accusing the judge of injecting his personal beliefs into the ruling and demanding that he be impeached. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the case Monday, [...]

Appellate Court Rejects Mitsubishi Heavy’s Appeals Against Asset Seizure Order

Appellate Court Rejects Mitsubishi Heavy’s Appeals Against Asset Seizure Order

DAEJEON, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean appellate court has dismissed Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ appeal against a lower court’s order to seize its assets held here to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor, judicial officials said Tuesday. The Daejeon District Court’s appellate division in the central South Korean city made [...]