Japan-Korea Director-General's Consultation “Issues” Issues No Breakdown, Oct. 16 19:59

As the relations between Japan and South Korea deteriorated, discussions by the directors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of both countries were held in Seoul, and opinions were exchanged on issues related to “recruitment” during the Pacific War, but there were no new proposals from the Korean side. The breakthrough was not reached.

Director General Takizaki of the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held discussions with the Korean Pacific Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director Kim Jong-han for over two hours in Seoul on the afternoon of the 16th.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and South Korea, the Japanese side renewed the issue of “recruitment” during the Pacific War, and demanded that the state of violation of international law be corrected at an early stage. There was no new proposal.

The Japanese side also stated that South Korea requested the IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency to play an active role in the treatment of water containing radioactive materials at the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. It raised a constructive problem. "

On the other hand, the South Korean side requested that it be withdrawn as soon as possible because it was a retaliatory measure for the issue of “recruitment” regarding Japan's strict export control to South Korea, whereas the Japanese side It is explained that it is to manage the trade of the item with the possibility of.

For this reason, there was no concrete compromise in the discussion, and the situation was not overcome.

At the 16th talk, Prime Minister Lee Na-gyeong, who visits Japan in accordance with the ceremony in which the Emperor declares the throne, will exchange opinions with Prime Minister Abe. And