Sunday, September 09, 2012

South Korea wary of Japan's strategic moves

Even before President Lee Myung-baks' highly profiled, 'surprise' and unprecedented landing on Dokdo which triggered off the current row between South Korea and Japan, 'there were already clear signs that the society in South Korea is still wary of Japan''s strategic direction. In December 2010,'Japan's then prime minister Naoto Kan stirred an uproar 'in 'South Korea when he reportedly uttered that 'Japan might deploy its troops to the Korean Peninsula in an 'emergency' situation. Japan reportedly denied later'that there was'such a contingency plan.