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    South Korean former forced labourers demand Japanese compensation

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Some South Korean labourers who had moved to Japan before World War II were conscripted into the Japanese army to fight. Labour shortage in Japan from 1930s to 1945, companies recruited workers from Japan's colonies - which at the time included South Korea. Now, some former forced labourers are fighting for compensation in both South Korea and Japan. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports