South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: KyodoSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: Kyodo
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: Kyodo

Can Abe and Moon shake off the burden of wartime wrongs, to tackle the present danger of North Korea?

Benoit Hardy-Chartrand says Japan and South Korea will need to temper nationalist fervour and resolve the comfort women issue, in order to find a united way forward on Pyongyang’s provocations and regional geopolitics

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: KyodoSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: Kyodo
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) has made improved ties with Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a priority for his government, but obstacles remain to sustained reconciliation. Photo: Kyodo
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