Why Japan and South Korea are locked Farmers begin to lose confidence 2 days ago   02:19

Financial Times
While the dispute between the US and China deepens, another trade war is growing between America's two most important allies in Asia. The FT's Seoul Correspondent Edward White examines why. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2ZCwALP

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Japan first
The British rugby players Visited to a shrine“YASUKUNI” in sep 13th,2019.😊🇯🇵
Jung-Ho Lee
It's sad to see this, I wish we just all stop holding a grudge against eachother and get along. 🇰🇷🤝🇯🇵
I'm Korean. I'm proud of my country.
rastaman rastaman
【South Korea's Special Assistant to Moon Jae-in has officially revealed that USA and UNC are the obstacles for South Korea.】
 문정인(Moon Jong-in) is Special Assistant to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.
 On 9/08, Moon Jong-in was interviewed by ITAR-Tass (Russia) in Beijing, China. In this interview, Moon Jong-in has made assertions as follows;
(1) The UNC (United Nations Command) has already been the obstacle for South Korea to unificate with North Korea.
(2) South Korea deprecate the situation that USA demands South Korea to give high priority to the alliance with USA over the relation with North Korea.
(3) If South Korea can obtain the nuclear weapon, it will be unnecessary for South Korea to keep the military alliance with USA anymore.
South Korea does not keep its contract with Japan.

After the war, Japan has provided all kinds of assistance and preferential treatment to Korea.
South Korea has been trying to withdraw money from Japan because of unilateral historical issues.

This time, Korea is not an economic sanctions, it simply does not give preferential treatment because of distrust in Korea.

If Japan really sanctioned Korea, Korea will collapse.

After the war, Japan has been on the path of peace and has supported the world's developing countries.

Without being confused by the news, you can find the answer when you think about what Japan has done to the world after the war.

The problem between Japan and Korea is
Not trade friction.

Korea is like a child against Japan
They are just making noise with selfish behavior.

Japan is fed up with the selfishness of South Korea.

The fact that South Korea illegally exported military strategic goods to a war-torn country is the reason why the preferential treatment was lifted.

Moreover, it is a preferential treatment cancellation and not an embargo treatment.
Moon Jae-in is liar.
The Korean government is distorts historical facts.
No13 boycott No3
Relations between Japan and South Korea are currently strained due to a dispute over former civilian workers from the Korean Peninsula during World War II. The heart of the problem is whether the promises made between our two sovereign states when they decided to normalize their relations in 1965 will be kept or not.
In some people’s view, Japan’s recent update of its export control measures related to South Korea is linked to this question of former civilian workers. I want to make it clear that they are completely separate issues.
In 1965, after 14 years of hard negotiations, Japan and South Korea concluded the “Agreement on the Settlement of Problems concerning Property and Claims and on Economic Co-operation between Japan and the Republic of Korea.” Under the terms of the 1965 Agreement, Japan extended $500 million in grants and loans -- a sum that totaled 1.6 times as much as South Korea’s national budget then. All problems concerning claims between the two countries and their nationals were confirmed to be “settled completely and finally.”
Among the eight items in the “Outline of the Claims of the Republic of Korea against Japan” that were raised during negotiations, “accrued wages of the requisitioned Korean[s]” as well as “compensation of damages by war to the requisitioned Korean[s]” were included. The Agreed Minutes to the 1965 Agreement clearly state that the claims that were “settled completely and finally” included any that fell within the scope of these eight items.
Furthermore, when seeking compensation for Korean workers “requisitioned” by Japanese companies during the war, Korean officials explained that their claim included damages for psychological and physical suffering. In response, the Japanese side proposed that its payments be made to individuals. But the Korean representatives asserted that they were putting forward the claims for compensation as a state and that their government would be responsible for distributing any money received from Japan.
Four decades later, in August 2005, South Korea reaffirmed that the $300 million in grants received from Japan had included compensation for the “historical fact of suffering” of the victims of “forced mobilization.” In so doing, the Korean government made it clear that it bore the moral responsibility to allocate an adequate amount of the resources received to provide relief to those victims.
Then, last year, the Korean Supreme Court rendered a series of judgments against Japanese companies, ordering them to pay “compensation” to the former civilian workers. These judgments clearly violated the 1965 Agreement. Yet the Korean government has failed to take any concrete measures to remedy the situation.
In effect, after more than 50 years, South Korea has unilaterally abrogated the pledges made by our two governments. This is the crux of the issue we face now. If an international agreement can be broken because of the domestic circumstances of one country, we will never be able to maintain stable international relations.
I strongly hope that the Korean government addresses this issue from the standpoint of international law as well as bilateral state-to-state relations, and takes concrete actions as a responsible member of the international community.
Japan repeatedly sought diplomatic consultations with the Korean government after the court decisions and referred this dispute to arbitration, as provided for under the 1965 Agreement. However, South Korea refused to agree.
Just as importantly, I would like to reiterate that this issue has nothing to do with the recent update by Japan of its export control measures, which was required to ensure the non-proliferation of weapons-related materials. This decision was made solely from the standpoint of national security.
The materials and technologies in question are sensitive because they can be diverted to military uses. The relevant authorities in every country are responsible for appropriately managing exports of such dual-use materials and technologies.
Since 2004, Japan had applied to South Korea simplified procedures for exporting such materials, compared to the rules applied to most countries and regions including the rest of Asia. The arrangement was predicated on sufficient trust between our two governments, which was to be fostered through continuous consultations.
Such consultations have not been held for the past three years, despite repeated requests from the Japanese side. Meanwhile, there have been several inappropriate cases concerning export control related to South Korea. For that reason, Japan concluded it could no longer maintain the simplified procedures applied to exports to South Korea.
This decision was not in any way meant as “retaliation” or a “countermeasure” in relation to the issue of former civilian workers from the Korean Peninsula. Such a linkage only obscures the root causes of two very different problems.
Japan has been acting as a responsible member of the international community, adhering to international law. We hope that South Korea would do the same, so that we can continue to build a forward-looking bilateral relationship.
Finally, I would like to touch upon the Korean government’s decision to terminate the “Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Protection of Classified Military Information” (“GSOMIA”), which had contributed to strengthening security cooperation between the two countries and to ensuring regional peace and stability since 2016. I must say this decision reflects a total misapprehension of the security situation in Northeast Asia. The Korean government has linked its decision to Japan’s update of its licensing policies and procedure for exports. These two issues are of totally different nature and should not be linked together.
Aida Channel
Japan vs korea...

After they both got destroyed... China will take a lead...

Shame... They should be friends and destroy those communist country.
rastaman rastaman
South Korean people say "No Abe !"
Japanese people say "Yes Moon !"
rastaman rastaman
Congratulation ! Finally, Cho Kuk has been designated Minister of Justice in South Korea. It is a great good news for Japan.
We Japanese people intend to support both Moon Jae-in and his friends.
Hoon Jeong
Hi, Japanese dudes!
Please take a look at the links below.

https://ufl.ae/videow/n_sQHX_q1js#j=1c30i (It needs translation option)

Have U ever heard about it from Japanese media?
Hoon Jeong
The Japanese government insists

1st time : Matter of 'Trust' -->
Turning political issues between countries into economic regulations
Can cause international backlash against Japan
Have to change the subject

2nd time : Matter of 'Security'-->
Transition to national safety issues
But there is no evidence
Have to change the subject

3rd time : Matter of 'Process'-->
There's no evidence, so ask for documents
and use them as evidence
Asked Samsung for confidential data
(It means Samsung cannot hand it over to the others.)

What's Next -->
The Japanese government demands
that Samsung can never hand it over
and the Japanese government will insist
that Korean companies did something wrong and try to hide it.

What's next after the what's next?
Very Exciting!
Sony give MCU back Spiderman! Boycott Japan!!!
Japan: Hi, S.Korea. I've heard that 30% of strategic supplies are missing in your country. Find out their whereabouts and report on them.
S.Korea: ...
Japan: Hey, S.Korea! Report on them!
S.Korea: ...
Japan: Hey, S.Korea! Let's hold a conference on strategic supplies!
S.Korea: .....
Japan: Ok, ok. I will remove you from my whitelist!
S.Korea: Hwabyeooooooong!!! Boycott Japan! Fu*k Japan! We must discuss!!!
Japan: What can I do. Sigh...
1965 Alfamoso
Korean government has always made fake story as below and educate Korean people and tried to prevent Korean people to see the real history.

Meanwhile, Japanese government and Japanese who basically regret what happened between Japan and Korea during world wars period and invasion period, even though it was done to protect Japanese and Korean Peninsula from other invaders ,have restricted themselves to tell the facts /reality on each single fake stories such as “so called” “sex slave forced by Japanese army” or as “forced labor” to with its education program.

This is has made biased stories made by Korean governments spread and also mislead Korean people to wrong anti-Japan movement.

Recent action/reaction from Japan is to correct this position and announce the fact /real story to Japan and Korean, and to the world to put the things to the right truck.

This would also help South Korean people who developed new strong economy. Otherwise they might be tribute to other world while they are focused on controlled Anti-Japanese movement.

Please look at what is happening in Hong Kong.
Once you get out from free world and bind yourselves to other world, you will face much worse future.
Can’t they just solve the problem already? They should be focusing on the present not on the past! If no one makes a move South Korea and Japan will stay like that longer. I really can’t understand their problems with each other tbh.
Moon light
Let me tell you, you mess with the wrong country
miu miu
The South Korean government violated the international sanction agreement through exporting banned chemicals to North Korea. The Japanese government demanded them to submit reports where the Seoul sent these materials that can be used to produce nuclear missiles. As a result, the South suddenly changed the subject as usual to historical issues, while denying providing evidence to prove their allegations. Why the UK and French governments deployed battle ships to the region? That speaks everything.
Josh Lee
How's the boycott going? Keep up the good work Koreans! Go Korean go! You can do this!! Never give up boycotting! It's just started, so continue boycotting for centuries all right?
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