Korea-Japan | Seoul-Tokyo brawl could blow up into economic war

Seoul-Tokyo brawl could blow up into economic war

Japan reportedly eyeing retaliation if Korea seizes assets of companies linked to wartime forced labor

December 7, 2018 6:45 PM (UTC+8)
Kim Sung-joo, a victim of forced labor by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula, is surrounded by media as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Seoul on November 29. It ordered a Japanese industrial giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labor, the latest decision to strain bilateral ties. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP
Kim Sung-joo, a victim of forced labor by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula, is surrounded by media as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Seoul on November 29. It ordered a Japanese industrial giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labor, the latest decision to strain bilateral ties. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP