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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday a postwar agreement that led to normalization of diplomatic ties with Japan should not infringe on the rights of Koreans seeking compensation for forced labor during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule.

Despite the agreement, individuals still have a right to make claims against companies, Moon said during a news conference marking his first 100 days in office. He said the precedent had been set by his country’s Constitutional Court and Supreme Court.

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