South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: AP

Seoul extends intelligence-sharing pact GSOMIA with Tokyo, to Washington’s relief

  • Move comes after US pressed its two allies to maintain pact, which would have expired amid sharp deterioration in ties between Japan and South Korea
  • Japan’s Shinzo Abe says South Korea made strategic choice in deciding to stick with agreement, but Seoul warns pact could ‘be terminated at any time’
Topic |   Japan

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: AP
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: EPA
Craig Mark
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Craig Mark

Abe is Japan’s longest-serving PM. Is that the extent of his legacy?

  • The premier has broken a century-old record for political longevity – but despite domestic comebacks and foreign policy wins, a succession of scandals and his mixed results with the economy will live long in the memory

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: EPA
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