Saturday, 20 July 2019

S. Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalates

S. Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalatesAn elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul as a bitter diplomatic dispute over wartime forced labour compensation took a fatal turn. The row has seen Tokyo restrict exports of chemicals vital to Seoul's world-leading chip and smartphone industry in an escalation of a decades-long dispute over Japanese forced labour during World War II.




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