Interesting story broke today about Japanese colonization of Korea. Seems to have opened up a pandoras box.
As Taiwan was also a part of the Japanese colonial empire, does anyone have any thouhts is the same might happen here on the island?
Declassified documents anger victims’ families, stir up potential lawsuits <— clickable link to article
"Confidential documents drawn up between Seoul and Tokyo when normalizing diplomatic ties four decades ago were unveiled to the public yesterday under a court ruling, stirring up long-buried dust on victims of Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of this nation.
The government’s partial release of its “X-files,” consisting of about 1,200 pages, awakened memories of past victims and their families - and incited new claims for compensation.
“The documents will inevitably become a catalyst for compensation lawsuits from victims of the colonial rule,” an official at the Foreign Ministry said. “And with more files to be disclosed in the near future, we are expecting increasing public voices on what was settled forty years ago.”
The foreign ministries of both countries have each been holding in safe storage a total of 161 sets of documents of the South Korea-Japan Treaty signed in 1965. But Japan has yet to officially open up its own files.
A total of 57 sets are records relating to victims’ compensation issues, and the Seoul Administrative Court in February ordered the government to make five of them public following a 2002 lawsuit by a group of 99 alleged South Korean victims who demanded their right to review the documents. "(excert from a rather tasty article)
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