"Unexpected and unfortunate" Japan-South Korea conflicts, without finding a clue to breakthrough August 23, 4:04
In response to South Korea's decision to abolish the military information comprehensive protection agreement = "GSOMIA" (Gesomia), the Japanese government protested the Korean side as "the security environment was misunderstood and not accepted at all" . The Japanese government has decided to continue to strengthen cooperation with the United States so as not to hinder the response to North Korea that repeatedly launches missiles, but the conflict between Japan and South Korea that has spread to the security field, It is becoming more serious without finding a clue to breakthrough.
As the relations between Japan and South Korea deteriorated, the Korean government announced on the 22nd that it decided to destroy the military information comprehensive protection agreement = “GSOMIA” without extending it.
Within the government, not only the Japanese side, but the United States, which is in an alliance with both countries, has been widely regarded as “unexpected and unfortunate” just because it requested the continuation of the agreement.
On the evening of the 22nd, Foreign Minister Kono called the South Korean Ambassador Nam Guan-Pyo to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Protested
From within the ruling party, there are a number of voices criticizing the Korean side, such as Liberal Democratic Party Nakatani and former defense ministers saying "It is a very insane and rude decision"
In the government, there is an analysis that the impact on security due to the abolition of the agreement is limited in cooperation with the United States, but while North Korea repeatedly launches short-range ballistic missiles, confidential information with South Korea There are also concerns such as being unable to communicate quickly.
For this reason, the Japanese government will continue to strengthen cooperation with the United States so that it will not interfere with the response to North Korea, assuming that it must return to the situation before November 2016 when the agreement was signed. To
In addition, we will continue to calmly assess future trends and encourage further understanding of the importance of cooperation between the three countries.
On the other hand, the government has spilled into the security field with a policy of adhering to the conventional stance of promptly correcting the violation of international law in the issue of “recruitment” during the Pacific War. The conflict between Japan and South Korea has become more serious, with no clue to breakthrough.