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Abe Administration Signs Massive Contract with Agency Accused of Distorting History

Abe Administration Signs Massive Contract with Agency Accused of Distorting History

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese government was found to have invested a significant sum of money in an agency in charge of the de facto distortion of historical facts surrounding Hashima Island, where Koreans fell victim to forced labor during Japanese colonial rule. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet, challenging [...]

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo, criticized for distorting historical facts related to forced labor on Hashima Island — also known as Gunkanjima — turned out to be the tip of the iceberg as fake information on history regarding forced labor by Imperial Japan continues to spread online. [...]

VANK Distributes Posters to Criticize Japan’s Revisionist Take on Forced Labor

VANK Distributes Posters to Criticize Japan’s Revisionist Take on Forced Labor

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic South Korean cyber organization created posters that were put up for distribution on social media Wednesday to criticize Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo for offering distorted information related to the various historical atrocities that took place on Hashima Island. Japan vowed that it would set [...]

Court Begins Process to Sell Assets of Japanese Firm Involved in Wartime Forced Labor

Court Begins Process to Sell Assets of Japanese Firm Involved in Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court has decided to begin a legal procedure that could lead to liquidating seized assets of a Japanese firm that has ignored a ruling to compensate Korean victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor. According to the legal representatives for four Korean plaintiffs Wednesday, the Pohang branch of [...]

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 [...]