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Japan-South Korea rift

Japan eyes damages if South Korea sells seized company assets

Tokyo seeks response as looming Mitsubishi sell-off deepens wartime labor row

Victims of wartime labor and their supporters demonstrate for reparations in Seoul. The issue has been a sticking point in bilateral ties for years.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo is considering seeking damages from Seoul should seized Japanese corporate assets be sold off as part of their feud over wartime labor, as tensions between the neighboring countries deepen.

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