South Korea proposes public foundation to resolve forced labour dispute with Japan

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SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea announced a plan on Monday to resolve a dispute over compensating people forced to work under Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea, although victims groups have expressed doubts. The disagreements over labour and women forced into Japanese military brothels have bedevilled ties between the two pivotal U.S. allies for years, but South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has made a push to repair the relationship. Under the plan, South Korea would compensate former forced labourers through a public foundation funded by private-sector companies, Foreign Minister Park Jin …

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