Recent talks by US, Japanese and South Korean leaders have focused on three-way cooperation among their countries. Photo: Shutterstock
Recent talks by US, Japanese and South Korean leaders have focused on three-way cooperation among their countries. Photo: Shutterstock

How US-led alliance aims to mend Japan-South Korea ties and rein in China

  • Washington hopes ‘trilateral’ strategy will contain Beijing, while Seoul seeks to deter Pyongyang, observer says
  • But controversy over Japanese compensation for WWII victims and South Korean reliance on Chinese trade could limit cooperation

Recent talks by US, Japanese and South Korean leaders have focused on three-way cooperation among their countries. Photo: Shutterstock
Recent talks by US, Japanese and South Korean leaders have focused on three-way cooperation among their countries. Photo: Shutterstock
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