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Japan's construction firm secures reconciliation with wartime Chinese laborers

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Relatives of wartime Chinese laborers Zhang Zaoling (2nd R front), An Zenglu (3rd R front) and Shi Guiwang (5th R front) hold a banner as they walk to the courtroom in Tokyo, Japan, April 26, 2010. Japanese Nishimatsu Construction Co. secured a reconciliation Monday with wartime Chinese laborers, agreeing to pay 128 million yen (1.36 million U.S. dollars) to the war victims. In June 1944, some 183 Chinese laborers were forced to work at a construction site of a hydropower station in Niigata,Japan. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

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TOKYO, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Nishimatsu Construction Co. secured a reconciliation Monday with wartime Chinese laborers, agreeing to pay 128 million yen (1.36 million U.S. dollars) to the war victims.

According the reconciliation agreement signed by the two sides at a Tokyo court, Nishimatsu admitted the fact of forcing Chinese laborers to do labor under severe conditions in a working site in Niigata Prefecture, and issued an apology to them. Full story

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