“Postwar” and “liberation” of Korea-Japan relations, and International Politics

There are views of “postwar Korea-Japan relations” setting 1945 as the universal standard. War has always been a critical issue in human history. On the other hand, there are people who perceive colonization as a contrary concept to peace. The collective hot wars which happened several times between Germany and France are different from the Korea-Japan relationship after the war. The postwar state of Japan after losing the Pacific War is also different from postwar Korea after the 1950 Korean War. Above all things, there exists the issue of colonization during the Pacific War which continued until 1945, and the experiences and perceptions about this are different between Japan and Korea. “A

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