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South Koreans ready more wartime labor suits as clock ticks

Lawyer groups target more Japanese companies before April 30 deadline

A group of lawyers representing former wartime laborers raise their fists at a news conference in Gwangju, South Korea on March 19.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- South Koreans who were forced to work for Japanese corporations during World War II are rushing to file additional lawsuits before the statute of limitations runs out.

Attorneys representing a group of wartime laborers told reporters Tuesday that they will file a new suit next month. They will recruit more former workers and surviving relatives to join them in the next few weeks.

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