Korea rejects Japan call for arbitration over wartime labour dispute

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

South Korea on Friday rejected Japan’s call for third-party arbitration over a court ruling last year ordering Japanese companies to pay compensation for using South Korean forced labour during World War Two.

Japan had set Thursday as a deadline for South Korea to accept the proposal in a deepening feud over wartime forced labour, which has led to Tokyo imposing export curbs on high-tech materials to South Korea.

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono renewed a call for South Korea to take steps to resolve the dispute, telling Seoul’s ambassador to Tokyo its position violated international law.



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