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In a decision that could worsen already tense relations between Seoul and Tokyo, a South Korean court is expected to decide this week on whether to order that assets belonging to Nippon Steel Corp. be sold off to honor a 2018 Supreme Court judgment on wartime labor that ordered the Japanese firm to compensate four Koreans. Here’s a look at the background for the decision and its possible impact.

What is the Korean court expected to decide and why?

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