April 16, 2024
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Japan’s security legislation to benefit Seoul in contingency: expert

Talks between Tokyo, Seoul, Washington needed to clear up prospects, differences of opinion

Tokyo’s passage of contentious new security laws has raised concerns in South Korea about how Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) would respond during a contingency on the Korean Peninsula.

The moves have caused consternation because of Japan’s history of military aggression. The South, which claims the entire peninsula as its territory, insists that Tokyo should receive permission before entering the peninsula to protect Japanese nationals.

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