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South Korean wartime laborers seek sale of Japan company assets

Nippon Steel and Nachi-Fujikoshi's local joint ventures targeted for compensation

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

SEOUL -- Lawyers representing South Koreans forced to work for Japanese corporations during World War II said Wednesday that they asked a court to sell assets seized from Nippon Steel and machine maker Nachi-Fujikoshi to secure compensation, a move that could spark backlash from Tokyo.

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