UPDATE 7-South Korea companies to pay to resolve forced labour dispute with Japan

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* Compensation is for forced labour during Japanese occupation * Critics say S.Korean government capitulating to Japan * Biden hails "new chapter of cooperation" (Adds number of living victims, paragraph 17) By Josh Smith, Soo-hyang Choi and Sakura Murakami SEOUL/TOKYO March 6 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday that its companies would compensate people forced to work under Japan's 1910-1945 occupation, seeking to end a dispute that has undercut U.S.-led efforts to present a unified front against China and North Korea. The proposal was welcomed in Tokyo but faced an immediate backlash from some victims and from South Korea's...