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Mitsubishi installs memorial statues in Nagasaki for Chinese forced laborers from World War II Updated: 2022-07-05 19:01:54 KST

The Japanese firm Mitsubishi Materials Corporation reportedly paid for a set of statues to be installed in Nagasaki to commemorate the Chinese laborers who died in captivity during World War Two.

According to Yonhap News this is a part of a reconciliation project started in 2016 for the victims and their families.
A plaque at the memorial site confirms 39-thousand Chinese laborers were forced into hard labor that led to 722 deaths.
Tokyo has yet to officially acknowledge that many Koreans were also forced to worked in Hashima Island, during Japan's colonial rule from 1910 to 1945.
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