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New S. Korea Suits Filed Against Japanese Firms Over Forced Labor

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Survivors and family members of laborers forced to work during World War II have sued additional Japanese companies seeking compensation. The legal action marks the first new litigation brought against Japanese entities since a South Korean court first ordered Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. to compensate victims for their wartime forced labor in October 2018. The eight new suits were brought about against four companies: Nippon Steel, Mitsubishi...

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