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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korean court orders sale of seized Mitsubishi Heavy assets

First ruling of its kind on wartime labor inflames Tokyo-Seoul tensions

A South Korean woman forced to work for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries during World War II appears before the Supreme Court in November 2018.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- A South Korean court on Monday ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' seized assets to be sold as compensation for women forced to work for the company during World War II, in a move expected to further chill relations between Japan and South Korea.

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