Forget the past and lose an eye; dwell on the past and lose both eyes!" This old Russian proverb comes to mind whenever I think of current Japan-Korea relations. The Japanese, it would appear, are eager to forget the past, while the Koreans can’t seem to see beyond it. Isn’t it time for America’s two key Northeast Asian allies to work toward a better future with both eyes open?
PacNet #47: Korea-Japan—Time for Outside Mediation?
July 27, 2012