South Korea Offers a Resolution to Wartime Labor Dispute With Japan


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SEOUL — South Korea ​said on Monday that it had proposed a resolution to one of its​ thorniest historical disputes with Japan,​ in hopes of mending fractured ties​ between the key American allies​. The government said it had created a foundation that would pool funds from South Korean businesses and use the money to compensate Koreans who were forced into labor by companies in Japan, which then ruled Korea as a colony, during World War II. The issue sent the two countries’ relations to one of the lowest points in decades after a 2018 ruling by South Korea’s Supreme Court,...