As the Japanese media reported that Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung had been elected as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea, the Japanese media paid attention to Lee's remarks that he would "overtake Japan" in his speech.

After being elected as the Democratic presidential nominee, Governor Lee gave a thank-you speech, saying, “Korea, the country that has responded best to the climate crisis, technological revolution, and global infectious disease, so overtakes Japan, catches up with advanced countries, and finally leads the world. We will make Korea.”

The Asahi Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and Sankei Shimbun reported the governor's remarks that he "overtakes Japan" in the title of an online related article.

Asahi reported in a related article that the governor expressed his ambition to overtake Japan and catch up with advanced countries to create a world-leading Korea.

Sankei, a right-winger, interpreted the content of Governor Lee's speech as "immediately demonstrating a sense of opposition to Japan."

(Photo = Yonhap News)