The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force's helicopter carrier Izumo. Picture: Kyodo

South Korea not invited to Japanese naval review amid strained ties

  • Seven countries, including China, the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, India and Singapore, have been invited – but not South Korea
  • Ties between the two countries have been strained over history, trade and defence
Topic |   Japan

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The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force's helicopter carrier Izumo. Picture: Kyodo
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Tsushima Island is just 50 km from the coast of South Korea and its strategic position and natural defences have long made it an important naval outpost for Japan. Japan National Tourism Organisation

From Nissan sales to Tsushima tourism, trade spat with Korea hits Japan in the pocket

  • The prolonged dispute has seen Koreans call for a boycott on Japanese products, with exports of everything from cars to beer dropping
  • The island of Tsushima is among those suffering most, as its economy is largely reliant on visitors from South Korea
Topic |   South Korea

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Tsushima Island is just 50 km from the coast of South Korea and its strategic position and natural defences have long made it an important naval outpost for Japan. Japan National Tourism Organisation
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