People in Seoul expressed mixed views over the plan unveiled by the South Korean government on Monday to settle the issue of wartime labor with Japan.
A man in his 60s said the two countries have had a difficult history, but they must now forge a new relationship without looking back. He praised President Yoon Suk-yeol for making the decision despite the severe circumstances.
A woman in her 40s said the South Korean government seems to be more concerned with pleasing Japan. She said payment to the plaintiffs must be made in a way that satisfies everyone, and the South Korean government should take a strong stance on the issue.