* Date : 2019-10-17
An opportunity to defrost the frayed Korea-Japan relations may be on the horizon. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is set to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s new emperor Naruhito on October 22nd.
Known for his rich understanding and ties with Japan, Lee’s visit is something Tokyo could perceive as Seoul’s message for dialogue and resolution.
Meanwhile, Naruhito has caught the world’s attention for his pacifist stance since his ascension to the throne in May. The emperor even expressed regret for Japan’s past wrongdoings on August 15th, the Korean Independence Day.
This episode, we will take a deep dive with experts from in and out of the nation on whether Lee’s visit to Japan could open up a way for a breakthrough to the ongoing bilateral trade spat.