Biden hails ‘groundbreaking’ South Korean plan to compensate victims of Japan’s forced labour


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South Korea said that its companies would compensate people forced to work under Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea, in a bid to improve poor relations that have impeded trade and cooperation between the two countries for generations. The disagreements over labour and women forced into Japanese military brothels have bedevilled ties between the two pivotal US allies for years, but South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol has made a push to repair the relationship. In a statement, US president Joe Biden said the announcements were “a groundbreaking new chapter of cooperation and partnership between two of the United States’ closest allies”...