South Korean Supreme Court final judgment day war criminals enterprise defeat day foreign minister response

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 South Korean Supreme Court final judgment day war criminals enterprise defeat day foreign minister response


According to Kyodo News Agency reported on October 30, the Supreme Court of South Korea on the same day four South Koreans were forced to engage in forced labor during the colonial rule to sue Japanese enterprise Nippon Steel Residence Pension (the former Nippon Steel) case made a final judgment, the company should make compensation to the plaintiff.

This is the first time in South Koreas postwar compensation lawsuit that Japan has been designated to make compensation. According to Japanese media reports, more than 70 Japanese companies have become defendants in 14 similar lawsuits, and the likelihood of losing the lawsuit has also increased.

Kyodo news agency reported that Japan and South Korea signed in 1965 the Japan and South Korea Claims Agreement clearly states that the property and claims between the two countries and the civil confirmed and ultimately resolved. Later, some Koreans filed lawsuits in Japan, but they lost the case in 2003, and then filed lawsuits in Korea in 2005.

Although the plaintiff lost the first and second instance of the case, the Supreme Court of Korea ruled in 2012 that the right to claim for anti-humanitarian wrongful acts and wrongful acts directly related to colonial rule are not included in the disappearance of the object of the agreement and sent back for retrial. In 2013, the Seoul High Court ordered a total of 400 million won ($2.45 million) in compensation for the Japanese-owned Nippon Railway Residence Fund, which the defendant refused to accept and appealed.

During the period of Japanese colonization of the Korean Peninsula, Japanese enterprises which had forcibly recruited Korean workers were called war criminals enterprises in South Korea. Nearly 300 Japanese companies such as Nippon Steel, MITSUBISHI heavy industries and Toshiba are among them. ?

South Korean and Japanese media have pointed out that the incident may have a greater impact on the diplomatic and economic exchanges between the two countries and worsen bilateral relations. South Korean media also pointed out that the Japanese government may make a tough response to the International Court of justice.

According to Kyodo news agency, Japanese Foreign Minister Kawano Taro has made a statement on this 30 day to express his dissatisfaction.

This will fundamentally overthrow the legal basis for the friendly relations between Japan and South Korea, and I feel extremely sorry. Absolutely unacceptable. Taro Hanoi said that Japan would take resolute measures in accordance with South Koreas response, taking into account all options, including international trials. In September this year, Korean labor lawsuits, Japanese enterprises and comfort women had a significant impact on relations between Japan and South Korea. According to Japanese media reports, the Japanese government had hoped that on October 8, the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Japan-South Korea Joint Declaration to promote the visit of South Korean President Wen in Japan, so that Japan-South Korea relations into a stable track. But Wens visit to Japan has not yet been postponed because of the obvious differences between him and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the above issues. On September 25, Wen Jae-in and Shinzo Abe said during their talks in New York that they should respect the ruling of the Supreme Court of South Korea, while Japan was uncompromising, arguing that the issue of individual claims of South Korean citizens had been completely and eventually resolved in accordance with the 1965 Japan-South Korea Agreement on the Right to Claim. The source of this article: surging news editor: Gu Ying _NN6577

This will fundamentally overthrow the legal basis for the friendly relations between Japan and South Korea, and I feel extremely sorry. Absolutely unacceptable. Taro Hanoi said that Japan would take resolute measures in accordance with South Koreas response, taking into account all options, including international trials.

In September this year, Korean labor lawsuits, Japanese enterprises and comfort women had a significant impact on relations between Japan and South Korea. According to Japanese media reports, the Japanese government had hoped that on October 8, the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Japan-South Korea Joint Declaration to promote the visit of South Korean President Wen in Japan, so that Japan-South Korea relations into a stable track. But Wens visit to Japan has not yet been postponed because of the obvious differences between him and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the above issues.

On September 25, Wen Jae-in and Shinzo Abe said during their talks in New York that they should respect the ruling of the Supreme Court of South Korea, while Japan was uncompromising, arguing that the issue of individual claims of South Korean citizens had been completely and eventually resolved in accordance with the 1965 Japan-South Korea Agreement on the Right to Claim.