Japan and South Korea: Can These Two Nations Work Together?

  title={Japan and South Korea: Can These Two Nations Work Together?},
  author={Kevin J. Cooney and Alexandrina Scarbrough},
  journal={Asian Affairs: An American Review},
  pages={173 - 192}
South Korea is Japan's most logical ally in East Asia. Both nations share the same primary military benefactor, the United States. Their geographic proximity makes them natural allies in offsetting China's growing power and unknown intentions. In spite of the many reasons to ally, relations remain strained, primarily because of Japan's historical occupation of Korea. In this article, the authors examine the political issues that must be resolved for Japan and South Korea to work together and… 
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