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     Apr 22, '14


Japan warns Beijing over ship seizure

China's seizure over the weekend of a container ship owned by shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines for its failure to respond to a wartime compensation order related to a contractual dispute has raised concerns in Japan that further assets may be confiscated if more rulings favor Chinese plaintiffs, Japan Times reported.

The container vessel was seized on Saturday at a port in Zhejiang



province, Shanghai municipal authorities said on Sunday. The seizure in the long-running dispute appears to mark the first time that an asset belonging a Japanese company has been seized over litigation related to wartime compensation, the newspaper reported.

On Monday, Tokyo conveyed its concerns to Beijing through diplomatic channels. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the court action was "extremely regrettable," adding that the sudden seizure may damage bilateral economic ties. A number of compensation lawsuits related to wartime forced labor in Japan have recently been filed in China against Japanese corporations. More ...





 

 

 
 



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