• Kyodo


More than 3,000 Chinese have opted to settle a dispute with Mitsubishi Materials Corp. over the company’s use of wartime forced labor by receiving apologies and compensation of 100,000 yuan (¥2 million) for each victim, sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations have said.

Mitsubishi Materials is understood to be prepared to offer the money to 3,765 Chinese — the largest number of people to be subject to a Japanese company’s postwar compensation.

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