Bush welcomes Korean President Lee Myung-bak to Camp David
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) rides with new Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Golf Cart One after Bush welcomed the leader to Camp David in Maryland on April 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
Leadership changes in both Japan and South Korea may offer opportunities to improve ties strained by history and territorial issues, experts and officials said.
South Korea has decided against renewing its extended currency swap deal with Japan expiring this month, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan may unilaterally take its island territorial dispute with South Korea to the International Court of Justice, Japanese government sources told Kyodo News.
A group of Chinese activists have set sail for uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China.