Japan and the Republic of Korea have had a strained relationship that goes back for decades and beyond.
And the latest flare-up in tensions between the Asian neighbors is a mix of history, economics, security, and politics.
CGTN’s Shane Hahm reports from Seoul.
To discuss all of this:
- Yoshikazu Kato is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Hong Kong.
- Myung-koo Kang is a professor of political science at Baruch College with City University of New York.
- Mindy L. Kotler is the director of Asia Policy Point.
- Song Zhang is the Washington, DC bureau chief for Shanghai Wen Hui Daily.
The U.S. has helped quell historical tensions between South Korea and Japan in the past. Not this time. https://t.co/UUKrUZCGga
— Slate (@Slate) August 26, 2019
Culture chiefs of Japan and China and South Korea agree to ignore tensions, continue exchanges https://t.co/3weT5rVN0J
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 30, 2019
— Bloomberg Asia (@BloombergAsia) August 28, 2019
Tensions between Japan and South Korea have surged in recent months, but with a trade relationship worth about $85 billion a year, it will take more than new rules and consumer boycotts to drive the two countries aparthttps://t.co/3jbRAEuuvs
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 28, 2019