* Date : 2019-09-03
Where are Seoul-Washington-Tokyo security ties headed?
On August 22, the South Korean government announced that it would not be renewing GSOMIA, its military information-sharing agreement with Japan. GSOMIA is the first bilateral military agreement struck between the two countries since Korea's independence in 1945, and allows them to share confidential military information. The Presidential Blue House attributed its decision not to renew GSOMIA on Japan's removal of South Korea from its whitelist of preferential trading partners without citing a clear reason. The top office also said the current administration had never received meaningful intelligence from Japan that was used to conduct analysis on North Korea's missile tests, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once again reiterated that South Korea should uphold its promises with other parties, following Seoul's decision not to renew the agreement. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists for an updated look at the current state of security ties and alliances in Northeast Asia with the clock running out on GSOMIA.
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