ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
The Future of Asia 2023

Japan, South Korea should pursue new joint declaration: panelists

At Nikkei forum, Malaysia's Mahathir and Laos' Thongloun warn of world war risk

Kenichiro Sasae, center, president of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, and Park Joon-woo, South Korea's former senior secretary to the president for political affairs, discuss regional issues at Nikkei's Future of Asia forum. (Photo by Yuki Nakao) 

TOKYO -- Japan and South Korea should make a new joint declaration to update one issued a quarter of a century ago, in light of the recent warming of their relationship, panelists said at Nikkei's Future of Asia conference in Tokyo on Friday.

The neighbors signed a joint declaration after the Cold War in 1998, essentially updating the 1965 treaty on "basic relations" that had normalized ties. "They opened a new era," recalled Kenichiro Sasae, president of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, speaking in the final session of the forum.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more