South Korea-Japan Relations: S. Korea, Japan Leaders To Meet To Achieve A 'Milestone'

South Korea and Japan's Leaders meet in Tokyo today in what has been hailed as a new milestone in their fraught relationship.

This is the first time a South Korean leader has been invited to Tokyo for such a meeting in 12 years.

The relationship between these neighbours has been plagued for decades by their difficult history. South Korea was colonised by Japan from 1910 until the end of world war two.

But last week, President Yoon dropped the demand that japan compensate some of the victims of its slavery. In doing so he sought to put aside the past for the sake of the security of Northeast Asia.