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WWII forced labourers demand compensation
S Koreans conscripted into forced labour during the war in Japan are now fighting for justice.
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 16:19

Some South Korean labourers who had moved to Japan before World War II were conscripted into forced labour for the Japanese war effort.

Labour shortage in Japan from 1930s to 1945 led companies to recruit workers from the country's colonies - which at the time included South Korea.

Now, some former forced labourers are fighting for compensation in both South Korea and Japan.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports

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