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Japan, South Korea Ministers Seek Resolution on Wartime Labor

Top diplomats from Japan and South Korea agreed in New York to continue to seek a resolution on the issue of Korean labor conscripted to work in Japanese factories and mines during World War II.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and South Korean counterpart Park Jin also agreed to cooperate on the security threat posed by North Korea at their meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the foreign ministries of the two countries said in statements Tuesday.