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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 [...]

S. Korea Voices Regret over Tokyo’s Textbook Approval for Revising Comfort Women Expression

S. Korea Voices Regret over Tokyo’s Textbook Approval for Revising Comfort Women Expression

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry has expressed regrets over Tokyo’s approval of textbooks that refer to victims of wartime sexual slavery as “comfort women,” instead of “military comfort women,” in what critics say is a move to whitewash its past atrocities. On Wednesday, Japan’s education ministry reportedly approved five publishers’ plans [...]

Families of Forced Labor Victims Withdraw Request to Seize Mitsubishi Heavy Assets

Families of Forced Labor Victims Withdraw Request to Seize Mitsubishi Heavy Assets

ANYANG, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The families of four forced labor victims have withdrawn a request to seize what was believed to be assets of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in South Korea, legal sources said Thursday. The families recently filed the withdrawal request with the Anyang branch of the Suwon District Court, just [...]

K-pop Girl Group ITZY Debuts in Japan

K-pop Girl Group ITZY Debuts in Japan

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group ITZY has debuted in Japan with a digital album containing its hit songs and opened an official Japanese website, the group’s label said Wednesday. The album “WHAT’z ITZY,” was released through Warner Music Japan at midnight Tuesday, carrying the tracks “Dalla Dalla,” “Icy,” “Wannabe,” “Not Shy” [...]

Civic Groups Protest Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Water via Undersea Tunnel

Civic Groups Protest Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Water via Undersea Tunnel

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean civic groups on Friday urged Japan to scrap its plan to build an undersea tunnel to discharge radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. The groups, including the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements and the Korea Radiation Watch, held a joint news [...]

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has decided to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the open sea that is one kilometer away from the plant, Japanese media outlets reported Wednesday. The contaminated water contains tritium, a radioactive substance. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the [...]

Korea Tourism Organization Hosts Online Makgeolli Tours in Japan

Korea Tourism Organization Hosts Online Makgeolli Tours in Japan

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — An online tourist program focusing on “makgeolli,” South Korean traditional grain-based alcoholic drink, is gaining popularity in Japan. The Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday that it will host a second makgeolli tasting tour this Saturday jointly with JALPAK, a Japanese tour agency. A similar tasting tour was first held [...]