South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Korea’s Moon calls for Japan talks, separation of historical disputes from future ties

  • President Moon Jae-in said disagreements over Japan’s wartime past and ‘comfort women’ are holding back efforts to improve relations
  • He believes the Tokyo Olympics will be an opportunity to revitalise diplomacy, with talks involving South Korea, the US, North Korea and Japan

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a ceremony to mark the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, saying Seoul is always ready to sit down for talks with Tokyo on resolving issues of the past. Photo: AP
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