A South Korean court has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay compensation related to Japan’s use of forced labor during World War Two.
The Gwangju District Court ruled Friday the Japanese company owes between 100 million and 150 million won to each of the four plaintiffs in suits filed in February 2014. That's about 87-thousand to 130-thousand U.S. dollars.
The court described Mitsubishi’s coercion of Korean labor for the war effort as a violation of humanitarian law that caused severe mental trauma to victims and families.
This is the second time this week a Korean court has ruled in favor of Korean victims of forced labor.