Japan-South Korea rift
Wartime labor proposal opposed by 59% of South Koreans: poll
Young, Yoon-skeptical voters largely reject initiative to mend fences with Japan
Protesters hold a candlelight vigil in Seoul on March 6 against the government's proposal to resolve the wartime labor issue with Japan.
SEOUL -- More than half of South Koreans object to a government proposal this week to compensate Koreans forced to work for Japanese companies during World War II, a poll by Gallup Korea shows.
The survey results announced Friday show 59% opposed to the plan, with 35% in favor.
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