Japan may not attend summit in Korea due to wartime labour dispute .

13 oct 2020

Japan may not attend summit in Korea due to wartime labour dispute .

On Tuesday the Japanese media reported that Japan will not attend the leader’s meeting with South Korea and China this year. Due to dispute with South Korea over the compensation for wartime forced labour .The South korea’s supreme court in 2018 ordered a Japanese steelmarker to pay compensation for forced labour . Due to this issues Japan imposed export curbs on some key high tech materials. The Kyodo news reported that it would be impossible for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to visit the trilateral summit which is held once in the year until the issue is being addressed. .But the Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi did not confirm or deny the report but said that the meeting had not been scheduled and also stated that nothing has been decided yet .The South Korean Supreme Court on 2018 ruled on Nippon steel corp for forcing four South Koreans for forced labours during the world war 2.They also filed a appel against the them. Both the countries had a conversation but Japan told that they would like to continue to firmly seek appropriate action from South Korea .