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Issues & Insights Vol. 07 – No. 05

The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea should have a strong trilateral relationship. The three countries are advanced industrial economies whose trade, investment, and commerce are deeply intertwined. They share fundamental values: respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Tokyo and Seoul have been U.S. allies for over half a century and all three governments share regional security concerns.