Joining the Five Eyes would help Tokyo reduce the fallout from worsening ties with Seoul over historical issues and trade tensions. Photo: AP
Joining the Five Eyes would help Tokyo reduce the fallout from worsening ties with Seoul over historical issues and trade tensions. Photo: AP
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Is Japan more interested in being a ‘Sixth Eye’ than sharing intelligence with South Korea?

  • Tokyo has committed to the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) pact between Japan, South Korea and the US
  • But as relations with Seoul show no signs of improvement, it is stepping up its campaign to join the US, Britain and others in the exclusive Five Eyes group

Joining the Five Eyes would help Tokyo reduce the fallout from worsening ties with Seoul over historical issues and trade tensions. Photo: AP
Joining the Five Eyes would help Tokyo reduce the fallout from worsening ties with Seoul over historical issues and trade tensions. Photo: AP
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