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Japan to Pay Nuke Damages to 299 Koreans

Posted May. 13, 2010 07:32,   


Japan will pay damages to 299 Koreans who suffered from nuclear bombings during the Second World War. The Koreans had been excluded from Japan’s health management alliances because they had returned to Korea.

Kyoto News Agency said Wednesday that the Koreans reached a compromise with Tokyo to receive 1.1 million yen (11,000 U.S. dollars) each at a district court in Nagasaki Tuesday.

They had been denied benefits after the Japanese government announced in 1974 that payments would be halted to bombing victims who left Japan for Korea.