安倍:二戰強徵勞工問題是造成近期兩國關係惡化的主要因素 | Japan PM says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S. Korea

日本首相安倍晉三週二時在廣島舉行的記者會上表示雙方在強徵勞工問題上已喪失信任,並強調對韓方的出口管制是國安議題而非為了報復南韓。 | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Hiroshima, western Japan Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Abe says the biggest problem between his country and South Korea is a loss of trust resulting from the wartime labor dispute, which Japan initially linked to the export control measures against South Korea but stayed away after Seoul accused Tokyo of weaponizing trade as retaliation.(Juntaro Yokoyama/Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Hiroshima, western Japan Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Juntaro Yokoyama/Kyodo News via AP)

日本首相安倍晉三表示,南韓法院判決日本企業需對第二次世界大戰中被其強徵的南韓勞工進行賠償,此事件造成雙方信任的喪失,是近期日韓關係惡化最主要的因素。

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the main cause of escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea is a loss of trust over court rulings ordering Japanese companies to compensate South Koreans for forced labor during World War II.

日本對南韓半島體產業的關鍵材料實施出口管制並將其從貿易白名單剔除,日方堅持相關措施是為了國防安全而非為了報復南韓日前的法院判決。

Japan has imposed export controls on key materials for South Korea’s semiconductor industry and moved to downgrade the country’s trade status. It has insisted that the measures were related to national security concerns and were not in retaliation for the court rulings.

日本對韓國半島的殖民止於二戰結束時,日本堅持所有相關的賠償措施,都已依據1965年所簽訂的使雙邊關係正常化之協議履行。

Japan ruled the Korean Peninsula as a colony until the end of the war, and insists that all compensation issues were settled under a 1965 agreement normalizing ties.

針對雙方關係惡化的問題,安倍於週二時呼籲首爾採取必要措施中止法院程序。

Abe, responding to a question Tuesday about the escalating tensions, urged Seoul to take appropriate actions to stop the court procedures.