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Japan will respond if S.Korea seizes Japanese assets: deputy PM Aso

"It's clearly against international law; that's our stance," Aso, who is also Japan's finance minister, told reporters. (AFP)
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04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 GMT9
04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 GMT9

TOKYO: Japan would need to respond if South Korea seizes Japanese assets over wartime forced labour disputes, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday, describing such a move as being in breach of international law.

“It’s clearly against international law; that’s our stance,” Aso, who is also Japan’s finance minister, told reporters at a regular news conference when asked about the issue.

“If (Japan’s) assets were confiscated … we would have no choice but to respond, so we must avoid that from happening,” he said. 

Reuters

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