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Seoul investigating reported cover-up over artifacts by Japan

2014/07/29 17:11

SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is trying to verify a news report that Japan covered up the extent of its possession of South Korean cultural assets stolen during its colonial rule of the peninsula about a half-century ago, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

A recent court ruling in Japan was reported to have shown that Japan did not fully disclose its list of cultural assets taken from South Korea when Tokyo held negotiations to normalize diplomatic ties with Seoul in the 1960s. Japan ruled the peninsula from 1910-1945.