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A year after a South Korean Supreme Court ruling over wartime labor, the Japanese government has no intention of arranging a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in unless Seoul takes concrete steps toward sorting out the situation.

Wednesday is the first anniversary of the ruling, which ordered Nippon Steel Corp. to pay reparations to South Koreans whom it said were forced to work in the firm’s factories during Japanese colonial rule. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. was handed a similar order on Nov. 29.

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