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Exercising Justice

   Japan and South Korea are currently embroiled in two conflicts: one in which a Japanese company was ordered to pay restitution for forced labor, and a protest against claimed reckless behavior by the South Korean navy. Japan is confident of its positions. The Abe Cabinet should maintain a resolute position and never concede to the South Korean court or administration.                                                                               When Japan annexed Korea in 1910, Koreans were granted Japanese citizenship, but they were second-class citizens. During World War 2, Japanese men were drafted into the Japanese forces while some Korean men seeking opportunity joined the Japanese military. Most Korean men as well as Japanese women were forced to participate in the unpaid labor.                                                                             As a result of Japan’s defeat in World War 2, Korea became independent, and divided into North and South. Japan recognized South Korea as the sole legitimate nation on the Korean Peninsula and established a formal relationship in 1965. In accordance with the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea, Japan paid 200 million US dollars and loaned additional 500 million US dollars to South Korea in exchange for South Korea forfeiting all future claims.                                                                               Nevertheless, October 2018, the South Korean Supreme Court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation to pay compensation of 400 million won (about 400,000 US dollars) to the Korean men forced to work for the company. Incumbent President Moon Jae-in supports the decision although all the precedent presidents followed the dictates of the treaty.                                                                               On December 20th, a South Korean destroyer locked a laser guided control system on a Japanese patrol aircraft off the coast of Japan’s Noto Peninsula. Japan’s Ministry of Defense condemned the reckless action. However, South Korea explained that it was using the laser system to search for a North Korean boat in distress because of bad weather, and did not apologized. In response, the Japanese ministry released a video on the Internet. The weather was fair and waves were calm. Still, South Korea did not apologize, and retorted that its destroyer did not target the Japanese aircraft with a laser. The Japanese ministry announced it has an evidence to back up its claim that South Korea used a laser.                                                                               Generally, I believe that Japan should bring conflicts with South Korea before the International Court of Justice without hesitation whether or not South Korea responds to it. And, Japan should announce internationally that Japan hopes to resolute conflicts fairly and peacefully.

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  • 2019.01.21 Monday
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