South Korean President Moon Jae-in went to the hospital to visit the “comfort woman” grandma. (” National Daily)
January 8 According to Yonhap News Agency, the Central District Court of Seoul, South Korea, made a judgment of first instance on the 8th, requiring the Japanese government to compensate 100 million won for the economic losses of each of the victims of “comfort women”.
The plaintiffs are 12 victims of “comfort women” including the late Pei Chunji.
They believe that the Japanese government deceived or forced them to act as “comfort women” during the colonial rule of South Korea, and filed an application for mediation in August 2013, demanding compensation of 100 million won in economic losses.
However, Japan has refused to serve the litigation documents and was transferred to the formal hearing in January 2016 at the plaintiff’s request.
The court went through the public service procedure and held its first hearing in April 2020. Public service refers to the service by public announcement, which is deemed to be served after a certain period of time stipulated by law.
After the trial began, the Japanese government requested the dismissal of the lawsuit on the grounds of national sovereign immunity under international law, and the plaintiff claimed that he could be held liable for compensation.
Another first instance of the Japanese claim will also be sentenced on the 13th.