South Korean protesters tear a huge Japanese flag during a rally in Seoul on August 15 marking the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule. Photo: AFP
William Choong
Opinion

Opinion

William Choong

South Korea and Japan must break the cycle of hate and move on for the region’s good, as US power wanes

Tokyo and Seoul have sought to resolve their latest dispute, but they need to address deep-rooted issues that threaten the strategic balance of the region. One side needs to show genuine contrition and the other side needs to forgive

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South Korean protesters tear a huge Japanese flag during a rally in Seoul on August 15 marking the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule. Photo: AFP
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