Pres. Moon brings forward the need for two-track approach with Japan

Pres. Moon brings forward the need for two-track approach with Japan


Many South Koreans find it hard to be insensitive
about Japan’s retaliatory measures on trade, especially with the decades-old scars from
Japan’s colonial rule. But President Moon Jae-in says what’s needed
now is an objective approach,… to tackle the situation with real solutions. Park Hee-jun at the Blue House. President Moon Jae-in, while reiterating how
wrong Japan’s measures are,… highlighted the need for future-oriented relations,…
bringing back the importance of a two-track approach to Seoul-Tokyo ties. During a meeting with his top aides on Monday,…
he said that because of the great pain that Japan’s colonial rule brought upon South Korea
in the past,… Koreans cannot help but take Japan’s economic retaliation seriously. However, he emphasized the need for people
to stay objective and get through the situation. “We, as a country that experienced great pain
from Japan’s colonial rule, cannot but take the current economic retaliation by Japan
very seriously. However, we cannot be emotional toward the
measures. We need to have objectiveness, while thinking
about fundamental measures with a deep breath.” Moon added that people are approaching this
year’s National Liberation Day with an even more determined attitude,… because the retaliatory
measures stem from the two countries’ history. But he said that South Korea’s spirit, while
opposing hostile nationalism,… aims for equality and peaceful coexistence based on
love for humanity. And for keeping that spirit, the president
thanked the Korean people,… saying it could help build better ties with its neighbor. “While opposing Japan’s unjust economic retaliation,
the people are showing fortitude and a broad point of view to not damage friendly ties
between the two countries. If the people of both countries interact through
democratic human rights and promote friendship through their love for mankind and peace,
the future of South Korea-Japan relations will be even brighter.” “Such remarks by President Moon can be seen
as a preview of his National Liberation Day speech, coming up this Thursday. He’s expected to repeat the messages he has
made so far, criticizing Japan for its economic retaliation,… but calling for resolution
through dialogue. Park Hee-jun, Arirang News.”

10 thoughts on “Pres. Moon brings forward the need for two-track approach with Japan

  1. You got plenty of scars being plowed by China for thousands of years and ripped in half by Stalin and being their battle field. But you don’t have any guts to say anything about that.
    All you do is try to take your frustrations out on the only neighbor who doesn’t have offensive armed forces.
    Cowards lower than dirt.

  2. The two track approach will never work, I’m afraid. South Korea has proven that once a new administration is formed, South Korea could break any bilateral agreement with Japan, even though it is crearly against international laws. It will be at least decades for South Korea to regain trust from Japan and the whole world. South Korea is notorious in that it lies and breaks promises. Stop lying and keep your promises. Do something the Lai Dan Han issue. Unless you do so, the two track approach will never work.

  3. If the people of both countries interact through democratic human rights and

    promote friendship through their love for mankind and peace, the future of

    South Korea-Japan relations will be even brighter.

  4. South Korea's spirit, while opposing hostile nationalism,… aims for equality and

    peaceful coexistence based on love for humanity.

  5. Global think tanks and publications are saying Abe administration's unilateral

    trade curbs on Korea are only tarnishing Japan's global reputation.

  6. Japan plans to release one million tons of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. The international community has strongly criticized Japan for the "irresponsible act". Tokyo's act is a crime that threatens not only the ocean near Fukushima but also neighboring countries, especially Korea.

  7. It started off simple, the subsequent actions by Moon and his govt bring Jap and S Korea relationship to the road of no return!!!! It is now difficult to mend the differences. Moon is a mediocre!!!

  8. I don't understand just slowing down the export process of three products upsets from general public to government like crazy.
    How vulnerable Korea is…

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