Japan protests court ruling on compensation for ‘comfort women’: media

Reuters January 8 | Updated on January 08, 2021

A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo   -  REUTERS

Japan summoned South Korea’s ambassador to Japan to the Foreign Ministry on Friday to protest a South Korean court order to compensate former “comfort women”, Japanese media said.

The case marks another legal battle over the legacy of Japan’s 1910-1945 colonisation of the Korean peninsula. A previous ruling over forced wartime labour chilled ties between the Asian neighbours.

Published on January 08, 2021

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