Sankei “Japan protests South Korean government’s announcement of ‘Korea-Japan summit agreement'”
Mainichi: “Even if we make normal contact, we will likely stop talking while standing.”
The Sankei Shimbun reported on the 18th, citing several government officials, that the Japanese government is in the process of not holding the official Korea-Japan summit, which was prompted by the United Nations General Assembly.
Earlier, the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea announced on the 15th that the two countries had agreed to hold a summit between President Yoon Seok-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly. in New York on the 20th and 21st, and that the schedule is adjusted.
According to Sankei, the Japanese side protested to the South Korean side, saying that this announcement was not true.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry said, “It’s about the relationship of trust.
Please refrain from making statements that are not based on facts.”
Sankei said, “The Japanese side is cautious about responding to the summit without progress on the so-called conscript workers (Japanese expression of Japanese forced labor workers) lawsuit,” Sankei said.
The Mainichi Shimbun also reported on the same day that “the Korea-Japan summit announced by the Korean government to be held is uncertain because the Japanese side has not been careful.”
The newspaper reported that the Japanese government opposed the South Korean government’s announcement, saying it was “baseless”, and even if the summit between the leaders of Korea and Japan takes place due to the United Nations General Assembly, the possibility that there will be no but this will be a matter of standing and talking builds momentum.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kishida leaves Tokyo Haneda Airport for New York on a chartered flight to attend the United Nations General Assembly on the 19th.
According to Mainichi, Prime Minister Kishida plans to appeal for reform of the United Nations in his address to the United Nations General Assembly following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It emphasizes the need to reform the United Nations and strengthen functions, including the Security Council, based on the fact that the United Nations Security Council was unable to respond adequately to the Ukraine crisis due to the influence of Russia, which has power of veto.