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Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Appeals S. Korean Court’s Asset Seizure Order

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Appeals S. Korean Court’s Asset Seizure Order

DAEJEON, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has appealed a South Korean court’s order to seize its assets held in South Korea soon after the relevant legal process to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor took effect late last month, judicial officials said Monday. The public notifications to Mitsubishi Heavy went [...]

Court Notices Take Effect on Sell-off of Japanese Firm Assets to Compensate Wartime Forced Laborers

Court Notices Take Effect on Sell-off of Japanese Firm Assets to Compensate Wartime Forced Laborers

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Public notices of a local court took effect Tuesday to move forward a legal process to sell off local assets of a Japanese firm to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor, in a procedure likely to raise diplomatic tensions between Seoul and Tokyo. The public notification to Mitsubishi [...]

Japan Negligent in Carrying Out UNESCO Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor

Japan Negligent in Carrying Out UNESCO Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan remains negligent in carrying out UNESCO recommendations that the country offer correct accounts of wartime forced labor when describing the history of industrial sites recognized as World Heritage, an official said Friday. When the 23 Meiji-era industrial sites won the World Heritage recognition in 2015, Japan promised to [...]

Japan’s Forced Labor Issue Should be Dealt With from Human Rights Viewpoint: Experts

Japan’s Forced Labor Issue Should be Dealt With from Human Rights Viewpoint: Experts

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s failure to recognize its wrongdoings during World War II should fundamentally be addressed and dealt with from the perspective of rectifying a violation of human rights, experts said Wednesday. “The interpretation issue of forced mobilization and forced labor is not just an issue between the two countries (South [...]

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 [...]