Suga: Japan Seeks Panel On Wartime Labor Issue

Suga: Japan seeks panel on wartime labor issue

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government will keep on urging South Korea to agree on forming an arbitration panel to settle the bilateral issue over wartime labor.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Friday.

Kono Urges Moon To Use Leadership On Wartime Labor

Kono urges Moon to use leadership on wartime labor

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korean President Moon Jae-in to exercise leadership in solving the bilateral issue of wartime labor.

Kono was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday, a day after the Japanese government asked South Korea to agree to establishing an arbitration panel in line with a 1965 bilateral agreement. The request came as South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said his government cannot resolve the issue alone.

Japan, S.korea Fms To Meet Over Wartime Issue

Japan, S.Korea FMs to meet over wartime issue

Japan's foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart to push Seoul to agree to set up an arbitration panel over the wartime labor issue.

Taro Kono is scheduled to meet with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of an international conference in Paris on Thursday.

Japan Requests Arbitration On Wartime Labor Issue

Japan requests arbitration on wartime labor issue

Japan is seeking arbitration in a dispute with South Korea over the wartime labor issue.

South Korean courts have issued a series of rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay damages to those who say they or their relatives were forced to work for them during World War Two.

Japan Urges S.korea Not To Set Up Wartime Statue

Japan urges S.Korea not to set up wartime statue

Japan is urging South Korea to take appropriate steps to prevent a symbolic statue from being set up outside the Japanese Consulate General in Busan.

The statue represents Koreans who a South Korean labor union group says were forced to work in Japan during World War Two.

Japan, S.korea Fms Discuss Wartime Issues

Japan, S.Korea FMs discuss wartime issues

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held talks amid worsening bilateral relations over wartime issues.

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha met in the German city of Munich on Friday on the sidelines of an international conference.

Suga Criticizes Moon's Wartime Labor Ruling Remark

Suga criticizes Moon's wartime labor ruling remark

Japan's top government spokesman has harshly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his remarks about South Korean court rulings on wartime labor.

Moon referred on Thursday to the ruling that ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate South Korean plaintiffs who say they were forced to work for the Japanese company during World War Two.

Suga: No Reply From S.korea On Wartime Labor Talks

Suga: No reply from S.Korea on wartime labor talks

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says South Korea has yet to reply to a request for talks over the issue of wartime laborers from the Korean Peninsula.

The Japanese government on Wednesday asked for talks with South Korea, as stipulated in a 1965 agreement between the two countries.

Japan To Ask S.korea For Talks On Wartime Labor

Japan to ask S.Korea for talks on wartime labor

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to soon ask South Korea for talks based on a 1965 bilateral deal to discuss the recent court-ordered seizure of assets of a Japanese firm.

Suga made the comment on Wednesday after a South Korean district court approved the seizure of assets held in the country by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.

Asset Seizure Approved Over Wartime Labor

Asset seizure approved over wartime labor

A court in South Korea has approved a seizure of assets held in the country by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal following a final court decision ordering the Japanese firm to pay compensation for wartime labor.

South Korean plaintiffs said on Tuesday that the Pohang branch of the Daegu district court approved a petition for the seizure on January third.

Govt. To Mull Countermeasures Over Wartime Labor

Govt. to mull countermeasures over wartime labor

Japan's top government spokesman says the country will consider what action to take after a group of South Koreans filed to seize some of the assets of a Japanese firm over a wartime labor lawsuit.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the remark while speaking to reporters on Monday.

Kono, Kang Discuss Wartime Labor Rulings

Kono, Kang discuss wartime labor rulings

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held phone talks amid strained ties over the South Korean Supreme Court's rulings on wartime labor.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke for about 30 minutes before noon on Wednesday.

Govt. Inquires About Wartime Labor Suits

Govt. inquires about wartime labor suits

The Japanese government has begun seeking information from private firms that are facing damages lawsuits by people who were forced to work for them during World War Two.

The action comes as South Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate 4 Korean plaintiffs who worked for the company against their wishes during the war.

S.korea's Top Court To Rule On Wartime Labor

S.Korea's top court to rule on wartime labor

South Korea's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on a lawsuit filed by 4 people who say they were forced to work at steel mills in Japan during World War Two.

The South Korean plaintiffs filed the suit against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, saying they were conscripted and forced to work between 1941 and 1943.