Joining the International Fleet Review is a positive step but serious bilateral hurdles remain, such as South Korean wartime labor lawsuits and public opinion.
Yoon’s domestic efforts on Korea-Japan issues have already demonstrated the challenges of coming up with a resolution acceptable to the South Korean public.
The cycle of lawsuits against Japan seems endless. Perhaps not surprising, given the President’s focus on the distant past, rather than on pressing current concerns.
A symposium held in Geneva Switzerland on July 2 sought to set the record straight concerning allegations by South Korea that conscripted workers from the...