JAPAN: No Place Like Home

In the days when imperial Japan was running its Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, it drafted Koreans for forced labor in Japan. These Koreans and their children, more than 600,000 strong, have been there ever since. Many of them want to go home, and the Japanese, who have no love for Koreans, would like to be rid of them. South Korea's strong-minded President Syngman Rhee, who once underwent torture at Japanese behest and has no love for them either, has all along insisted that Japan must pay him compensation for taking the Koreans in. One big reason: he already has...

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