Japan’s top court scrapped appeals Friday by five Chinese wartime forced laborers who demanded compensation from a Japanese construction company, saying they have no right to seek reparation from Japan, officials said.
The Supreme Court ruled that the company does not have to pay the money because Chinese individuals have no right to seek war compensation from Japan under a bilateral agreement…
Supreme Court chief justice Ryoji Nakagawa said the 1972 Japan-China Joint Communique, in which Beijing abandoned its right to claim war reparations from Japan, makes it impossible for Chinese individuals to seek wartime compensation from Japan, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. [Full Text]
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