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The Shanghai Maritime Court has seized a vessel owned by shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines at a port in Zhejiang Province for failing to respond to a compensation order stemming from a wartime contractual dispute, Shanghai municipal authorities announced Sunday.

It appears to be the first time that an asset of a Japanese company has been confiscated in a lawsuit concerning wartime compensation. The container ship, identified by local media and municipal authorities as the Baosteel Emotion, was seized on Saturday.

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