Where Is Washington? The Missing Mediator between Seoul and Tokyo

April 16, 2019

by Lee Seong-hyon

 

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South Korea and Japan have for a long time fundamentally mistrusted each other—with historical and territorial disputes—and disagreed on how to approach China, but an increasing number of incidents lately have intensified bilateral tensions between the two U.S. allies. Washington should be more actively and visibly engaged in fostering the Seoul-Tokyo relationship.