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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 [...]

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 [...]