May 7, 2015

Seoul lawmaker petitions UNESCO over Japan's World Heritage bid

The head of the South Korean National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee has sent letters to UNESCO panel members expressing opposition to Japan’s bid to register a group of 23 industrial sites for World Heritage status, a source close to the parliamentarian said Wednesday. Na ...

Japan's foreign trainee program suffering from shocking lack of oversight

| Aug 13, 2014

Japan's foreign trainee program suffering from shocking lack of oversight

Agencies that dispatch non-Japanese as interns under the government’s foreign trainee program, as well as a government-commissioned foundation that supervises and instructs them, put corporate profits first and are not fulfilling their oversight responsibilities, lawyers familiar with the program say. The program has long ...

Jul 23, 2014

Monument for Korean forced labor must come down, Gunma says

The Gunma Prefectural Government said Tuesday it won’t allow a memorial to Koreans who were engaged in wartime forced labor to remain at a local public park, citing political remarks made by the group responsible for its construction. The monument was built in 2004 ...

Apr 16, 2014

Forced labor suits target Mitsubishi

Relatives of deceased Chinese who were pressed into service during the war for the now-defunct Mitsubishi Mining Co., a predecessor to Mitsubishi Materials Corp., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two Mitsubishi Group affiliates in China for damages totaling 700 million yuan. The suit, filed ...

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

Mar 8, 2014

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

A regional court in northeastern China has rejected a lawsuit filed against the Japanese government and two Japanese companies by a group of Chinese demanding damages for forced labor during World War II, an informed source said Friday. The group of 12, comprising former ...