S.Korea’s Moon says always ready to talk with Japan over historic disputes

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 August 2020 01:53 GMT

SEOUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said his government was always ready to talk with Japan over historic disputes,

Moon's comments were made in a speech celebrating 75 years of liberation from Japan's 1910-1945 colonisation of the peninsula.

The Asian neighbours are at loggerheads over a 2018 decision by South Korea's Supreme Court that ordered a Japanese steelmaker to pay compensation for forced labour during World War II.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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