Ja­pan says Moon’s re­marks on forced la­bor is­sue ‘re­gret­table’

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

Ja­pan’s top govern­ment spokesman said on Fri­day that re­marks by South Korean Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in on the is­sue of forced wartime la­bor were “ex­tremely re­gret­table” and that he was try­ing to shift Seoul’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to Ja­pan.

Chief Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Yoshi­hide Suga was speak­ing at a reg­u­lar news con­fer­ence.

Moon said on Thurs­day that Ja­pan’s po­lit­i­cal lead­ers should not un­der­mine bi­lat­eral ties by “politi­ciz­ing” the is­sue of South Kore­ans forced to work by Ja­panese com­pa­nies dur­ing World War II.

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