On a positive note, South Korea and Japan are set to conclude their first ever military agreement, a General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) that would allow the two countries to share intelligence on North Korea.

Japan’s got six Aegis destroyers and 10 early earning aircraft, and South Korea’s got tons of HUMINT, so it seems like a win-win. The Chosun Ilbo notes, however, that some civic groups and the political opposition aren’t so keen on it, both due to Japan’s failure to deal with its past and fear of dividing Asia into two camps with China-Russia-North Korea on one side and the United States, South Korea and Japan on the other.