EDITORIAL: It’s now up to Seoul to break impasse over wartime laborers:The Asahi Shimbun – Asahi Shimbun


South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly called for “future-oriented relations” with Japan. We understand that his words were based on the belief that although the past cannot be forgotten, politicians must not be so obsessed with history that it undermines the interests of the people in the present and the future. Still, the onus is on South Korea to make an imminent move, given the growing likelihood that a South Korean court will order the sales of Japanese companies’ assets to pay compensation to wartime Korean laborers.

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