A civil society group in South Korea wanted to welcome the Japanese prime minister to Seoul but was denied an assembly permit for their planned welcome...
The author identifies three issues with the latest proposal for compensating wartime Korean workers. For now, Japan should keep some distance from South Korea.
Like the "My Number Card" has shown, incentives work. Using mutual love of J-pop and K-pop, Japan and South Korea can turn around their relationship.
The wartime labor issue was resolved under a 1965 international agreement between Japan and South Korea establishing relations and settling all war era claims.
Healthy international relations can only be revived by tackling the root causes of soured relations between Japan and South Korea, says the group.
Healthy international relations cannot be established unless the lies surrounding the comfort women issue are recognized by the world, the group says.
A Japan Coast Guard official noted, “This behavior seems to contradict their professed desire for an improvement in Japan-South Korea ties.”
The decision stems from the new president’s pledge to reject authoritarian politics and create an environment for better communication with the public.
In the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network joint opinion poll in March, 62.8% were “against nuclear sharing” but believed “it should still be discussed.”
Japan and South Korea urgently need dialogue on security and economic renewal post-COVID. This requires a clear focus on the future and an end to rancor...
Japan and South Korea are important neighbors. It’s time to look at the records, pay respect to Korean society of the era, and overcome the issues...
A healthy debate is needed to set back on track what Asahi Shimbun ruined with its concocted report on comfort women in 1991.