Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, ROK)

A Case Study on Korea-Japan Relations – a Realist Point of View

In this paper, Korea-Japan relations will be examined under a realist perspective. The historical and territorial controversies are still a huge stumbling-bloc for intensive political and security relations based on mutual trust. This work emphasizes the responsibility of both nations’ political leaders in restraining their ideological disputes, and by focusing on pragmatic policies to realize their mutual needs.

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