Mitsui O.S.K. ship seized in China
Jiji Press -- Apr 21
Shanghai's maritime court has seized a ship owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. <9104> in connection with a wartime contract dispute involving the Japanese shipping company, according to an announcement by the court.

It is very rare that the property of a Japanese company in China has been confiscated in a dispute over wartime property damage claims.

The move is apparently part of Chinese authorities' pressure against the Japanese government and Japanese companies as relations between the two countries have been strained due to history issues.

According to reports in China and other sources, a Chinese shipping company rent two ships to Daido, a predecessor to Mitsui O.S.K., in Shanghai in 1936. But the Japanese company allegedly failed to return the ships and continued to use them without paying rents after a one-year contract expired. The ships eventually sank.

中国・上海の裁判所は、日本企業に戦後賠償を求めた裁判を巡り、被告の「商船三井」が­所有する大型船舶を差し押さえたと発表しました。 この裁判は、日中戦争が始まる前の年の1936年に、日本の海運会社に船を貸した中国­人の遺族らが、未払いの賃料などを求めていたものです。
Sources: Jiji Press, ANNnewsCH
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