Reuters (“JAPAN COURT OVERTURNS KEY WW2 CHINESE LABOR RULING”, 2007-03-14) reported that a Japanese court on Wednesday overturned a landmark ruling ordering the Japanese government and a company to compensate Chinese who were forced to work as slave laborers in Japan during World War Two. The Tokyo High Court acknowledged that the state and the firm had violated the human rights of the 11 Chinese, but rejected the plaintiffs’ demand for compensation because a 20-year statute of limitation had expired, Kyodo news agency said.