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U.S., South Korea agree to further boost deterrence against North Korea

The Sunday editions of all national dailies reported extensively on President Biden’s trip to South Korea, including his bilateral talks with President Yoon on Saturday. The papers wrote that the two leaders agreed to further strengthen deterrence against the security threat posed by North Korea. The papers also wrote that President Biden said it is extremely important for the United States, Japan, and South Korea to forge close economic and defense coordination. Mainichi commented that the Yoon administration’s emphasis on strengthened deterrence against the DPRK demonstrates South Korea’s policy shift away from former President Moon’s reconciliatory approach to North Korea. Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ welcomed the U.S. and ROK leaders’ confirmation of the importance of the trilateral cooperation.

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