South Korea has promised to bolster its military alliance with the US amid fears that a dispute with Japan could weaken security in the region.
South Korea’s deputy national adviser, Kim Hyun-chong, has confirmed the country will pull out of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. Last month, Seoul and Tokyo imposed trade barriers and triggered boycotts in a dispute over reparations paid to Koreans forced to work in Japan’s wartime labour camps.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accused South Korea of damaging relations.
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