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Japan wants 'sensible response' from S Korea over intelligence pact

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A "sensible response" is the termination.

The majority of Koreans don't want to continue the GSOMIA that leaks precious Korean radar data to Japan. The GSOMIA was never popular with Korean public to begin with, and Moon won't pay a political price to continue this extremely unpopular agreement that is seen as harming Korea's own national security by Korean public, Abe's Japan is simply not worth it.

Moon and Abe's successor can resume talks, but talks with Abe is over. Nothing will come out of it as long as Abe is in power.

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'Sensible' response from South Korea?

These Japanese officials are sure gluttons for punishment.

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The majority of Koreans don't want to continue the GSOMIA that leaks precious Korean radar data to Japan. 

What is so damn "precious" about sharing data regarding NK missile launches with Japan?

Consider the damage that could happen to SK if NK actually launched a missile that caused any damage or heaven forbid, and casualties in Japan, because SK did not share any information?

There is nothing "precious" about two countries sharing information that can keep them both safe from a mad man!

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Yubaru

Consider the damage that could happen to SK if NK actually launched a missile that caused any damage or heaven forbid, and casualties in Japan, because SK did not share any information?

What damage to the ROK? Japan chose to be on its own by declaring that Korea was not trustworthy, Japan alones pays for the consequence of its actions.

There is nothing "precious" about two countries sharing information that can keep them both safe from a mad man!

There is no useful info coming from Japan. Even Japan's satellites are obsolete and the photo provided by Japan's satellites have lower resolution than commercial satellites.

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What damage to the ROK? Japan chose to be on its own by declaring that Korea was not trustworthy, Japan alones pays for the consequence of its actions.

The political damage, and potential for a response by Japan against NK, would draw in SK and the US as well.

Japan would be well within it's rights to respond, but it currently can not, because of the constitution, however, if anything happened, you can guarantee that Abe will be able to push through the changes to the constitution that allows Japan to have a military and respond as well!

You think SK would be free from any retaliation? You are naive if you think so!

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South Korea hasn't said or done anything "sensible" since 1965 when they signed a Treaty with Japan. No reason to expect them to do so now. South Korea under the Moon administration has chosen it's path, away from the last 74 years as a US ally. Good luck to the young brainwashed South Koreans who will live under North Korean or Chinese domination.

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South Korea hasn't said or done anything "sensible" since 1965 when they signed a Treaty with Japan. 

Except South Korea has honored the 1965 agreement unlike its counterpart Japan.

Even the UNCHR sided with Korea and said the 1965 treaty did not cover claims against comfort women nor claims for inhumane acts. That is why they recommended Japan to compensate the comfort women separately.

Japan is deceivingly trying to include all types of claims in the treaty when they specifically denied such events existed during the negotiation phase.

These deceptive and bullying tactics don’t work anymore. That is why U.N., WTO, IHO, etc have all sided with Korea in rulings against Japan.

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Yup that's y US is pressuring only SK for GMANIA not Japan n blaming game didn't work with Us UN WTO n the world. N SK govt should pay for their comfor women as they got money in 1965 treaty n in 2015 n expect no more money. Lastly US caught n seized a SK ship that's when all these restrictions came out wake up SK n for NK missiles with b anticipated from skies

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I suppose that by 'sensible response', they mean one that Japan will benefit from.

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In any case, the problem is that Regardless of the outcome of the Supreme Court of South Korea, there was a problem that the export regulation was announced due to the strategic material spill.

It also reported a lot of foreign media.

If it was announced for the trial result, it would violate the WTO by applying the historical issue to trade.

Nevertheless, the announcement on the basis of strategic material leakage shows how ridiculous the Abe government diplomacy strategy is.

Also, did you say that North Korea is the target of strategic material leakage?

GSOMIA is what South Korea and Japan share about North Korean information.

How contradictory claims are?

The US also had to intervene on the issue shortly after Japan first announced export restrictions to South Korea as a matter of security.

It is not even possible to pressure South Korea.

Does it make sense to tell a country that has been neglected for security reasons to continue the security agreement?

Also, South Korea's claims remain unchanged. If they withdraw their opinions on export regulations, they will keep the agreement.

Because opinions on export regulations were a threat to security.

Therefore, the Abe government should resolve it wisely.

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Good luck with that.

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> A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response"

That's funny. When was the last time a senior Japanese diplomat gave a "sensible response" themselves?

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Just end it n US becom angry put sanctions on SK export n SK already failing economy gets totally destroyed just as moon wanted

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Sensible response of a country which they already declared not trustworthy in security? It sounds oxymoronic.

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The Korean government and its ever hating citizens have responded: by retaliation, burning themselves, banning Japanese products (therefore hurting the Korean employees there), demanding apology over and over, etc. Except those are not sensible response. Those are response of a 2 year old. Korea is not capable of that. Everything is dictated by their hatred, and it will be until the end of time. So everyone should just sit and relax and watch.

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Let SK end GSOMIA. Today's SK under Moon in red is not trustworthy. We all know that SK's pro-north red admin wishes to officially treat Japan as an enemy. Isn't it so obvious from radar lock-on or military drills on the disputed islands rather than from SK's top court verdict? Yes. SK is a nation which cannot abide with the bilateral peace treaties and agreements despite such int’l promises are concluded and meant for forward looking relationships. How many major betrayals by these anti-Japan tribes have we seen? 1965 treaty, the mess in the 90's re CW and Murayama & Kono statements & AWF, 2015 CW agreement. They always come up with ridiculous excuse and negate what their previous governments have reached to. It is simply ENDLESS. Samit Basu says young Koreans are more Anti-Japan than elderly ( SURE in the society which socially kills opinions from who actually experienced and knew real stories), who didn’t even exist during 1910-1945. Unfortunately SK cult culture completed its mission brainwashing already .

Japan doesn’t need help from SK through GSOMIA. Instead, Japan should arm itself with first striking and nuke abilities. Can’t help fundamentally rewriting Art 9.  It is not CHINA nowadays but SOUTH and NORTH Koreans that are pushing Japan this far to the edge of the cliff.

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Either SK is stupid enough to shoot itself on the foot or Moon has been colluding with NK without letting his people know. What else?

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SK relentlessly bashes Japan for what they makes up as Japan's deeds in the past and spreads world-wide campaigns demanding Japan to take responsibilities for what the previous governments of Japan have done.

Nonetheless it never ever takes responsibilities for its own previous governments have done beginning with 1910 annexation. 1965 Treaty, 2015 agreement.

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Comparing NHK and Arirang reports, Arirang only tells south Korean position and only interviews south Koreans on topic. One professor on arirang even stated something as fact that is in reality disputed. At least on NHK they tell both sides and give both names in the case of disputed territories.

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@juminRhee

You have never read Korean newspapers. Major conservative Korean newspapers are now more pro-Japanese and anti-Moon than Japanese newspapers. Their tones of arguments are exactly the same as Sankei. Just one example: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2019/08/29/2019082901566.html

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SJ:

Not print. Just had phone reset so my major news sources are: NHK, Arirang, CTV, RT, NBC, BBC, Sky, TV1, DW, and France24. Free apps or on YouTube. Does limit me, but frees me to multitask easier.

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Thank you for the link. I'll see if they have a video service too.

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Don't know how thanking someone got me a downvote, but okay. Guess politeness is a sign of weakness on the internet.

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