Nov. 2, 2020 — Updates on Korea-Japan Wartime Issues (Various)

The Korea Herald: “A Japanese diplomat arrived in Seoul on Wednesday for talks with his South Korean counterparts amid a prolonged row between the two countries over Tokyo’s wartime forced labor and export curbs.”

The Korea Herald: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday refuted Japan’s renewed claims to South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo and warned of stern a response to the unsubstantiated claims. “Dokdo is our inherent territory, historically, geographically and by international law,” the ministry said in a statement. “We want to make it clear that whatever attempt Japan makes cannot have an influence over our firm territorial sovereignty.”

Dong-a Ilbo: “Tokyo has rejected Seoul’s proposal that Japanese businesses responsible for compensating victims of forced labor during World War II address the compensation issue first and the South Korean government pays back the whole amount of compensation later, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Saturday.”