South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pose for a photo during their bilateral meeting during the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Yonhap
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pose for a photo during their bilateral meeting during the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Yonhap
Japan

Boost for Japan-South Korea ties as Kishida, Yoon vow to resolve historical disputes, security issues

  • Leaders of both nations hold first talks in three years, affirm they will work to reach settlement on issues of forced labourers, comfort women during World War II
  • Analysts welcome warming of ties, but caution leaders may lack political capital to make significant inroads into resolving differences

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pose for a photo during their bilateral meeting during the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Yonhap
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pose for a photo during their bilateral meeting during the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Yonhap
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