Japan seeks to mend ties with ROK through meeting

Updated: 2014-03-23 17:24

(Xinhua)

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Japan seeks to mend ties with ROK through meeting

Summit between S. Korea, Japan, US to be held in The Hague

Japan seeks to mend ties with ROK through meeting

Japan, South Korea divide is deepening

TOKYO - Japan is seeking to improve its relations with the Republic of Korea (ROK) through a meeting in the Netherlands involving Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Abe said on Sunday.

The prime minister said before leaving for The Hague that he expects the trilateral meeting "to become the first step to establish future-oriented Japan-South Korea relations."

The trilateral meeting, which is on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, marks the first face-to-face meeting between Abe and Park since they took office.

Bilateral relations between Japan and South Korea were strained due to Japan's attitude toward its wartime history and a territorial dispute.