- South Korea and Japan have announced a series of measures to ease tensions over wartime forced labor and recent trade restrictions.
- South Korea's private sector, which was compensated under a 1965 treaty with Japan, will pay into a public foundation for victims of forced labor during WWII.
- Tokyo said it would launch talks to ease export controls imposed in 2019 on chemicals vital to South Korea's semiconductor industry.
- US president Joe Biden hailed the plan as 'a critical step to forge a future for the Korean and Japanese people'.
- South Korea's main opposition Democratic party called the plan 'humiliating' and accused President Yoon Suk Yeol's administration of choosing 'the path to betray historical justice'.
US hails South Korea and Japan for plan to compensate forced labour victims
South Korea & Japan have announced a series of measures to ease tensions over wartime forced labor. US President Joe Biden hailed the plan as 'a critical step to forge a future for the Korean & Japanese people'. South Korea's opposition called it 'humiliating'.