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S. Korean lawmaker meets with senior member of Japan's ruling party

S. Korean lawmaker meets with senior member of Japan's ruling party
박지원, 문의장 특사 자격 일본 방문... "특별한 말 없었지만 긍정적 느낌"Senior South Korean lawmaker Park Jie-won has returned from a visit to Japan... where he met with a ranking member of Tokyo's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.Park went as a special envoy of the National Assembly Speaker.In a press conference on Tuesday,... he said he held candid talks with Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party,... in a meeting that lasted well over five hours.Although he didn't reveal what was discussed,... Park said that he felt that Japan shares the idea that Seoul and Tokyo should pursue future-oriented ties.Park added that he got the idea that Tokyo was positive about President Moon Jae-in's Liberation Day speech,... in which he said he would join hands with Japan should it choose the path of cooperation.Earlier this month,... a South Korean parliamentary delegation visiting Japan was scheduled to meet with Nikai,... but it was called off at the Japanese side's request.