Japan, South Korea to hold first security talks in 5 years, Tokyo says

In this photo taken on Aug 2, 2019, a woman walks past an advertisement featuring the national flags of South Korea (left) and Japan at a shop in Shin Okubo area in Tokyo. (PHOTO / AP)

TOKYO – Japan and South Korea will hold security talks in Seoul on April 17, the first such meeting since March 2018, Japanese foreign and defense ministries announced on Friday.

The talks among Japanese and South Korean defense and diplomatic officials will discuss topics such as strategic environments surrounding the two countries, the ministries said.