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[$$] Bad Blood Between Japan, South Korea Undermines U.S. Strategy in Asia

SEOUL—A resurgence in frictions between South Korea and Japan, the U.S.’s two closest allies in East Asia, is testing the united front Washington wants to present against threats from North Korea and China. Ltd. to pay roughly $1 million to 11 South Korean former workers or their bereaved family members as compensation for abuse suffered as forced laborers during Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea.