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Japan urges South Korea to take 'action' over wartime labor ruling

Order that Nippon Steel must compensate Koreans it forced to work adds to diplomatic tensions

Japan and South Korea's foreign ministers meet in Tokyo in May.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and South Korea are once again at loggerheads over the legacy of Tokyo's 35-year colonial rule of the peninsula (1910-1945).

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday told South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha to take "resolute action" after a Seoul court ordered a Japanese steelmaker to pay compensation to four Koreans forced to work at the company during the war.

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