(Tokyo = Yonhap News) Correspondent Park Se-jin = Japanese media pointed out that the Japanese government was not wise in refusing to hold a joint press conference with the South Korea, the US and Japan.
The progressive Asahi Shimbun published an editorial on the issue of declaring the end of the Korean War on the 22nd, first accusing the Commissioner of the Korean National Police Agency of visiting Dokdo as a ‘reckless act’ that did not take Korea-Japan relations into account.
“It cannot be said that Japan’s judgment of abandoning the opportunity to send Japan-U.S.-Korea (Korea-U.S.-Japan) solidarity on the grounds of that (Chief Kim’s visit to Dokdo) is not wise,” he said, pointing out that the shaken up of the Korea-U.S.-Japan cooperation system only benefits North Korea.
First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-gun, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori held a joint press conference after the 9th Vice Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC on the 17th (local time). It was planned, but it was canceled because Deputy Minister Mori insisted on Kim’s visit to Dokdo on the 16th and refused to attend.
The Asahi Shimbun, on the other hand, expressed support for the declaration of an end to the Korean War, saying, “With the armistice agreement signed in 1953, the process of ending the war has not been carried out for nearly 70 years.”
However, this paper said that the general trend from an armistice agreement to a peace treaty is to end the war formally, and the declaration of an end to the war, which is the preceding stage, is strongly colored as an informal political message. They argued that it should be scrutinized and shared awareness.
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