Rivals Japan, South Korea are talking

EPA/ISSEI KATO / POOL

South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (L) with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan, 21 June 2015.

Rivals Japan, South Korea are talking


Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida welcomed his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, to Tokyo on June 21. This was the first meeting between the two countries’ foreign ministers in four years.

As reported by Reuters, the fraught relations are complicating efforts to boost security cooperation between Japan and South Korea, two of the United States' main Asian allies, as the region copes with an unpredictable North Korea and an assertive China.

While South Korea says Japan has not pr...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now