Jeju Island, Wikimedia Commons

Korea Herald-Oct 1

An international naval fleet review to be held on Jeju Island next week has become the subject of dispute between Korea and Japan, as Tokyo spurned Seoul’s request that its naval vessel refrain from flying a flag that many Asians associate with Japan’s imperialist aggression.  It is not the first time that the use of the Rising Sun flag by a visiting Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel has become a bone of contention between the two countries. But the issue is aggravating another dispute that recently flared up over the Korean government’s move to revoke a 2015 agreement concerning Japanese military sex slavery during World War II.

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First published in: Korea Herald