South Korean, Japanese Intelligence Agreement Tentatively Signed

According to officials from both South Korea’s Defense Ministry and Japan’s Foreign Ministry, South Korea and Japan have provisionally signed the outline of a revived intelligence sharing agreement. However, the ongoing negotiations are beset by opposition in South Korea based on residual tensions over an ongoing territorial dispute in the Sea of Japan and Japan’s military occupation of Korea during the Second World War. This agreement would allow the two nations to directly share intelligence information regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programs.