Korean peninsula

Tensions in the east

Print edition : September 13, 2019

Protesters hold signs that read “No Abe!” during a rally marking the anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul on August 15. Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: Park Jin-hee/AP

North korean leader Kim Jong-un at an airfield, watching the country’s weapons demonstrations in this image provided by the government on August 6. Photo: AP

South Korea’s demand for war reparations invokes a strong response from Japan, but the U.S. intervenes to ease the situation.
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