President Yoon Suk-yeol waves a South Korean flag during a ceremony in Seoul on Monday to mark Korean Liberation Day. Photo: AFP
President Yoon Suk-yeol waves a South Korean flag during a ceremony in Seoul on Monday to mark Korean Liberation Day. Photo: AFP
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South Korea, Japan must confront ‘common threats’ together, Yoon Suk-yeol says – as Kishida vows to never again wage war

  • The South Korean president, at a ceremony marking the end of Japanese colonial rule, called for ties between the two to ‘swiftly and properly improve’
  • It came as Fumio Kishida sent an offering to a controversial shrine honouring Japanese war dead – and pledged that Japan would never again wage war

President Yoon Suk-yeol waves a South Korean flag during a ceremony in Seoul on Monday to mark Korean Liberation Day. Photo: AFP
President Yoon Suk-yeol waves a South Korean flag during a ceremony in Seoul on Monday to mark Korean Liberation Day. Photo: AFP
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