Japan and South Korea Must Focus on North Korea (Not Each Other)
The National Interest -

Sukjoon Yoon

Security, Asia

There was no good reason for the recent high seas incident between Seoul and Tokyo.

On December 20, 2018, following instructions from the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) went to the aid of a North Korean fishing vessel in distress in the East Sea (also known as the Sea of Japan). Aboard the vessel were four fishermen, one of whom had already perished.

The seas surrounding the Korean Peninsula is...

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