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Seoul-Tokyo Relations in Peril: Is a Reset Possible?

Shin Kak-soo, former Korean Ambassador to Japan

RSVP required by 5PM April 8

Koret Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture IV

From early 2012, South Korea-Japan relations worsened due to what many Koreans regard as a series of Japanese provocations involving historical and territorial disputes. Unfortunately, the neighbors failed to utilize the opportunity to improve the situation following leadership changes in both countries at the beginning of 2013. Today their bilateral relationship, long considered a cornerstone of peace and stability in Northeast Asia, appears to the worst since the normalization of diplomatic ties in 1965. Former Korean ambassador to Japan Shin Kak-soo will analyze the complicated structural reasons behind this downward spiral and explore whether differences over history can be addressed and an early diplomatic "reset" achieved.

The Koret Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2013 with the generous support of the Koret Foundation

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm | RSVP Required
Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Korean Studies Program, Shorenstein APARC
Koret Foundation