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Linking peace with reconciliation

Linking peace with reconciliation The purpose of this paper is to explain Japan’s role in the peace process on the Korean Peninsula that began in early 2018.Design/methodology/approachThis paper emphasizes the historical context of international politics in Northeast Asia, rather than power politics or geopolitics. The paper reaffirms the significance of the ongoing peace process on the Korean Peninsula by considering a synthesis of three joint declarations published in 1998, 2000 and 2002 between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, the ROK and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and between the DPRK and Japan.FindingsThe normalization of diplomatic relations between DPRK and Japan, along with reaffirmation of the joint declaration between the ROK and Japan, and the Panmunjeom Declaration, would be a base for denuclearizing Northeast Asia.Originality/valueIn Northeast Asia, historical reconciliation among the two Koreas and Japan and peace-building between the two parties on the Peninsula are closely linked. Moreover, the three bilateral relationships among these three parties are also the basis for creating a new multilateral security order in Northeast Asia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Education and Development Studies Emerald Publishing

Linking peace with reconciliation

Asian Education and Development Studies , Volume 8 (3): 12 – Jul 9, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-3162
DOI
10.1108/aeds-09-2018-0149
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain Japan’s role in the peace process on the Korean Peninsula that began in early 2018.Design/methodology/approachThis paper emphasizes the historical context of international politics in Northeast Asia, rather than power politics or geopolitics. The paper reaffirms the significance of the ongoing peace process on the Korean Peninsula by considering a synthesis of three joint declarations published in 1998, 2000 and 2002 between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, the ROK and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and between the DPRK and Japan.FindingsThe normalization of diplomatic relations between DPRK and Japan, along with reaffirmation of the joint declaration between the ROK and Japan, and the Panmunjeom Declaration, would be a base for denuclearizing Northeast Asia.Originality/valueIn Northeast Asia, historical reconciliation among the two Koreas and Japan and peace-building between the two parties on the Peninsula are closely linked. Moreover, the three bilateral relationships among these three parties are also the basis for creating a new multilateral security order in Northeast Asia.

Journal

Asian Education and Development StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 9, 2019

Keywords: History reconciliation; Inter-Korea relations; Korea–Japan relations; Nuclear-free zone in Northeast Asia; Peace process; Seoul–Pyongyang–Tokyo triangle

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