South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP

US wants Japan and South Korea to tag team China. But history is in the way

  • Washington is desperate for a three-way alliance with Tokyo and Seoul that could present a united front against Beijing and Pyongyang
  • But the pair are struggling to put behind them a troubled past that includes Japan’s use of wartime ‘comfort women’ forced into sexual slavery
Topic |   North Korea

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP
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