forced labor Archives | Be Korea-savvy
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 [...]

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bereaved families of South Koreans who performed forced labor during World War II for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. visited the company’s head office on Friday in Tokyo to urge the company to honor recent South Korean court rulings. In November last year, South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld two rulings [...]

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

POHANG, South Korea/Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court said Tuesday that it has approved a request by South Korean plaintiffs to seize Korean assets of Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. over Tokyo’s wartime forced labor. The move came as the firm has refused to follow an order by South [...]

Forced Labor Victims File for Asset Seizure Against Japanese Firm

Forced Labor Victims File for Asset Seizure Against Japanese Firm

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor have filed for an asset seizure against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSM) as the Japanese firm has not carried out the top court’s order to compensate them. A legal counsel representing the four victims and their descendants has recently asked a [...]

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

BUSAN, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A coalition of South Korean civic groups on Thursday reaffirmed its pledge to erect a statue in front of the Japanese Consulate in South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan next year to commemorate Korean who suffered forced labor under Japan’s colonial rule. Members of the coalition, including the Busan [...]

Korean Forced Labor Victims Win Another Appeal Against Mitsubishi

Korean Forced Labor Victims Win Another Appeal Against Mitsubishi

GWANGJU, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A regional appellate court ruled Wednesday that Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. must compensate Korean victims of wartime forced labor for their unpaid work, adding to a recent series of rulings in favor of the victims. The Gwangju High Court upheld the lower court decision for three elderly defendants, [...]