It seems that Korea and Japan are looking to go for all out diplomatically regarding president Obama’s trip to Asia in April.
Some have said that president Obama’s visit to Korea would be helpful in preventing Japan’s distortion of history and moving farther to the far right.
For this trip Japan may be looking to show a positive attitude much they did in sending their Foreign Secretary to America. Prime Minister Abe has been looking to receive America’s support on an amendment to the pacifist constitution and the territorial dispute between China and Japan.
If Obama decided to visit only Japan not to Korea, it would a wrong and erroneous diplomatic sign to Abe cabinet. It has become known that the White House shares this opinion and is considering a visit to Korea.
It has been reported that it has been difficult for Obama to visit to Japan and “Nothing at all was decided yet” regarding which countries will be visited by him during his trip to Asia. However, it also has become known that governments have been in communication and Korea has been pushing the US in support of a visit to Korea.
Joe Tae-yeong, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry gave a regular briefing and stressed that, “No specific details regarding which countries he will visit had been decided yet” at the government building in Doryeom-don, Seoul.