South Korea Breaches Rule of Law, Common Sense with Court’s Wartime Labor Ruling

Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kono, summoned South Korea’s ambassador to Japan, Lee Su-hoon, to the Foreign Ministry the same day to register Japan’s protest of the court decision. South Korea’s top court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Co. to pay monetary damages to former South Korean wartime laborers — a time the Korean Peninsula was under Japanese administration – on October 30, 2018.

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