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Video on Japan’s Forced Labor Goes Viral on YouTube

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire)A video that introduces the victims of forced labor during Japanese rule is going viral on social media, moving the hearts of netizens around the world.

The video begins with a famous quote from Good Will Hunting, a popular film that talks about a man who overcomes his hurtful past.

“It’s not your fault.”

‘Everyone has the right to decent work’ is the message most emphasized by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The video continues by explaining how the Japanese empire forced Asians and Americans into forced labor during the Pacific War.

It then compares Japan’s atrocities with Germany’s post-war efforts to reflect on their crimes and make amends with the victims.

The four-minute long video ends with a famous quote by professor Gregg A. Brazinsky from George Washington University:

“Unless Japan makes more consistent and far-reaching efforts to achieve reconciliation with its neighbors, Asia will always be precariously close to another economic or military crisis.”

The video, produced and distributed by the Korean Culture and Information Service, reached more than 130,000 views just seven days after it was posted online on August 26.

The video is available on’s YouTube channel ( and Facebook page (

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