HIROSHIMA – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged South Korea on Tuesday to uphold a 1965 agreement to settle property claims stemming from wartime grievances. He said mutual trust is at stake at a time of high tensions.
Speaking at a news conference in Hiroshima, Abe said South Korea has “unilaterally” breached the accord that settled the issue of compensation for wartime laborers during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.
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