Suga won't visit S. Korea without guarantee on wartime labor row

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will not visit South Korea without a guarantee that assets seized from a Japanese company following a South Korean court ruling on compensation for wartime labor will not be liquidated, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said that without such an assurance it would be “impossible” for Suga to attend a trilateral summit with China that South Korea seeks to host this year.Relations between Tokyo and Seoul have sunk to historic lows since South Korea’s top court in October 2018 ordered Nip…

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