Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said his “heart aches” over Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, speaking after a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul on Sunday – the first bilateral visit by a Japanese leader in more than 12 years – as the two praised the speed of progress in their countries’ improved relationship.
The visit, which came at the start of Yun’s trip to Tokyo in March, was largely focused on maintaining momentum to improve relations after ties sank to record lows in 2018 over wartime history and other issues.
But the two leaders agreed on a range of issues, including sending South Korean experts to Japan on May 23 to conduct a scientific analysis as part of “meaningful steps” to help the South Korean public better understand Tokyo’s plan. Paralyzed Fukushima no. 1 Release of treated radioactive water from a nuclear power plant into the sea.
WWII, Defense, North Korea, History, Fumio Kishida, Nuclear Weapons, Missiles, South Korea, Wartime Labor, South Korea-Japan Relations, Yoon Suk-Yeol
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