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Rising tension between Japan and South Korea.

Discussion in 'Asian Politics' started by mkbashar1979, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. mkbashar1979

    mkbashar1979 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2012
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    South Korea president's visit to dispute islands
    makes anger Japan to recalled its ambassador from
    Seoul in Protest.

    The visiting moment-

  2. Jason76

    Jason76 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2015
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    Considering the hatred between the two nations, it's amazing there is even a Japanese ambassador in Seoul. In fact, the only positive influence of Japan in South Korea is the culture, but that fact isn't saying much. I think the reason for the negative situation is the fact Japan has not paid Korea for damages related to World War II and the colonial era.
  3. ThirdTerm

    ThirdTerm Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2012
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    The Motherland
    President Park is more neutral than his male predecessor who angered the Japanese by the controversial visit. There was a deal on the wartime comfort women signed last year and the Japan-Korea relations may be warming up gradually after a period of hostilities. The $1 million fund was established to compensate for former comfort women. Japan has always maintained that the colonial issue was settled by its development aid to Korea. The diplomatic situation has worsened after South Korea was recognised as a developed country in the 2000s that cannot be a recipient of Japan's ODA. Japan provided South Korea with $300 million grant in economic aid and $200 million in loans together with $300 million in loans in 1965. But on a personal level, you should avoid Korean nationals, if you're of Japanese descent.

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