Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso admits family used British POWs as slave labour

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Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has admitted for the first time his family's company used prisoners of war as slave labourers during the Second World War.

Taro Aso said new documents showed captured serviceman, including Britons, were forced to work in mines.

The admission yesterday prompted British war veterans to step up demands for compensation and a proper apology.

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