August 19, 2022

Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts

Unresolved abduction issue and preference for multilateral approach inform Tokyo’s position, experts tell NK News

Seoul and Tokyo appear to be at odds again, this time over South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s push to formally end the Korean War, following reports that Japan has voiced its objections to the initiative. 

Experts told NK News that the Fumio Kishida administration's opposition to an end-of-war declaration stems from its worries about being excluded from any significant developments on North Korea issues.