A statue of comfort woman in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan. The issue has long been a source of strain between Japan and South Korea. Photo: Kyodo

3 in 4 Japanese distrust South Koreans – and the feeling’s mutual

  • Diplomatic tiffs between the two countries are reflected in personal attitudes, a study has found
  • Among the issues that rankle are everything from Japan’s colonial period to the name of the sea separating them
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A statue of comfort woman in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan. The issue has long been a source of strain between Japan and South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.