Tokyo snubbed a 1957 request by Seoul to help some 43,000 Koreans shipped to Sakhalin by Japan during the war leave the island, Japanese diplomatic documents declassified Tuesday show.
The Foreign Ministry turned down the request based on doubts by senior ministry officials over whether the stranded Koreans suffered by being sent to Sakhalin to work for Japan.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.