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U.S. official says Moon-Abe meeting was 'encouraging sign'

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South Korea accused Tokyo of ignoring the suffering of South Koreans under Japan's brutal colonial rule of Korea from 1910 to 1945 and furiously reacted to Japanese moves to tighten controls on key technology exports to the country and downgrade its trade status.

If it was really brutal ruling, one would neither voluntarily take a passage to such country for living, not to mention by resorting to illegal passage, nor chose to stay there forever

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The Trump administration been pressuring its allies to keep the deal,

There is only one "ally" that needs to be pressured.

The dispute spilled over to security issues, with Seoul saying it plans to terminate the military agreement with Tokyo. Following an angry reaction from the Trump administration, Seoul said it could reconsider its decision to end the military agreement if Japan relists South Korea as a favored trade partner. The pact will expire in late November.

Wow...blackmailing the United States in order to get it's way with Japan. All South Korea needs to do is provide the export information that Japan has been requesting from them for three years. The dispute did not "spill over" into security issues, South Korea made them security issues. Absolutely disgusted with this country's attitude and behavior.

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So, it was a US pressure that Abe talked with Moon for 11 minutes.

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If it was really brutal ruling, one would neither voluntarily take a passage to such country for living, not to mention by resorting to illegal passage, nor chose to stay there forever

Exactly. They should have just googled Japan before going.

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Exactly. They should have just googled Japan before going.

No need for today's convenience. Their experience SHOULD HAVE BEEN spread out among those who hankered after Japan as the facts showed many happy Koreans returned home with fortune , forced labors or comfort women.

If it was so brutal ruling by brutal people, those who came over here must have been masochists with an extremely difficult personality who, I guess, would not have known proper usage of Japanese language.

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Yeah, why weren't they Tweeting it for the people back home to hear?

Who cares. Maybe they are those monomaniacs with extremely difficult personalities, too bored and has got nothing else to do except resorting to sending meaningless comments

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No need for today's convenience. Their experience SHOULD HAVE BEEN spread out among those who hankered after Japan

Yeah, why weren't they Tweeting it for the people back home to hear?

the facts showed many happy Koreans returned home with fortune , forced labors or comfort women.

Ahh, so are they the ones who should have been tweeting?

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@OssanJapan

Wow...blackmailing the United States in order to get it's way with Japan. 

The US continues to get critical radar data as before. It is just Japan that is cut off.

Anyhow, Stillwell was told that Korea will end the GSOMIA as scheduled on November 23rd unless Japan retracts the export control, Stillwell replied he would go to Tokyo and see what he could do but understood that the Korean position didn't change contrary to misreporting by Japanese press.

http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=149181

Tokyo Calls GSOMIA, Japan's Export Curbs on S. Korea Two Different Issues

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga asserted during a regular media briefing Wednesday that the two are separate issues of different dimensions in response to questions on the General Security of Military Information Agreement(GSOMIA) and Japan’s export curbs on South Korea.

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