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Nearly half of South Koreans would back North in war with Japan, while 40% 'have no idea'

Nov 09, 2019 - The Japan Times

Jesse Johnson

In a sign of the deep-seated rancor between Seoul and Tokyo, more South Koreans would back their neighbor to the north if it went to war with Japan, according to a new survey by a state-sponsored think tank in Seoul.

The survey, conducted by research fellow Lee Sang Sin, was presented Wednesday as part of the Korea Institute for National Unification's 11th annual Peace Forum, and comes amid increasingly fraught ties strained by rows over trade and history.

"Under ...