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South Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labor' case

January 2, 2019 8:23 AM
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labor court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel’s Korean assets, their lawyers said on Wednesday.

The application for the asset seizure, if approved by the court, could further strain South Korea’s already frosty bilateral relations with Japan over the issue.

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