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Friday, June 28, 2013

Japan high court dismissed Chinese WWII slave labor suit
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On June 28, 2007, the Japanese Sapporo High Court dismissed a lawsuit from a group of Chinese plaintiffs claiming they were forced into slave labor in mines and factories during World War II. The judge found that the plaintiffs were illegally detained and transported to Japan for labor, but dismissed the claim for lack of standing due to an agreement between China and Japan relieving the country of war reparations. Japanese courts dismissed other similar claims against the nation and several companies due to similar agreements relieving them from lawsuits. Several American soldiers who were prisoners of war in World War II filed similar lawsuits in US courts against Japanese companies, claiming forced labor beginning in 1999.

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