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Tokyo and Seoul at 'historic' impasse. Can S. Korea's Park break out?

2015-05-02 08:18:57       source:The Christian Science Monitor

May 1, 2015

"President Park Geon-hye is a living witness to Korea's dramatic modern history. Her father presided as dictator of the country for 18 years. She was born during the brutal Korean war – which never officially ended – and she has watched her neighbor to the north amass nuclear weapons, even as her own cosmopolitan South has built the world’s 14th  largest economy.

Now the tides of history are presenting President  Park with a dilemma that is disrupting relations in Northeast Asia – irritating Japan, causing China to gloat, and challenging Park to make hard choices about identity, power, truth, and cooperation with allies. "

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