A bipartisan group of Korean lawmakers kicked off a visit to Japan Thursday to improve relations strained by trade and historical issues and encourage a leaders’ summit.
Park Jie-won, Korea’s top intelligence chief, proposed a new joint Korea-Japan leaders’ statement in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga but was told that the idea was “unrealistic,” according to Japanese media reports Wednesday.
Korean and Japanese diplomats struggled to make progress on the forced labor compensation issue in their first face-to-face talks since the onset of the pandemic and the inauguration of Japan's new prime minister.
South Korea may not co-sponsor a resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights violations, Seoul’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
Tokyo has informed Seoul that its new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, will not be attending a trilateral summit hosted by Korea this year unless the Korean government moves to resolve the issue of wartime forced labor, said Japan’s Kyodo News.
In his first phone conversation with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, President Moon Jae-in said the two countries should work together to find a resolution to the issue of Korean workers forced into labor during World War II, the Blue...
An exhibition on the forced labor of women and children during Japan's colonial rule is open to the public from Friday to Sept. 4 for free at the National Library of Korea in Seocho District, southern Seoul. The exhibition features newly released ...
Seoul and Tokyo are looking at an extended period of rocky relations after a Daegu court Tuesday finished serving notice on Nippon Steel that its assets in Korea would be seized to compensate wartime forced labor victims.
South Korea is bracing for possible retaliation by Japan after a local court carries out a decision to sell off assets of a Japanese firm to compensate victims of wartime forced labor, the foreign ministry said Monday.
The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that it will raise with Unesco the failure of Japan to fulfill its pledge to commemorate the victims of wartime forced labor in a new information center for a group of World Heritage sites.