OSAKA — Two Koreans employed at a Japanese steel factory during World War II filed a lawsuit with the Osaka District Court Wednesday demanding that the national government and Nippon Steel Corp. pay them the arrears of their wages.

Sin Chon Ju, 71, and Yo Un Taek, 74, applied for jobs offered by the former body of Nippon Steel in 1943 and worked at factories in Osaka and on the Korean Peninsula for a few years until the war ended in 1945. Both laborers were based in Seoul.

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