Landmark Japan-South Korea Accord to Fuel Military Cooperation

December 28, 2015 2:21 PM

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Landmark Japan-South Korea Accord to Fuel Military Cooperation

Japan and South Korea’s landmark accord to end a divisive historical dispute will lead to increased economic and military cooperation between the U.S. allies, complementing the Obama administration’s efforts to counter China’s rise and North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling.

The two countries on Monday announced a “final and irreversible” agreement over the issue of comfort women, who were coerced to serve in Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. Under the deal, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government apologized, saying it was “painfully awa...

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