The Japanese destroyer Kurama, South Korean destroyer Moonmu
Daewang and the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington take part
in a trilateral interoperability exercise in the East China Sea in 2012.
The trilateral relationship has hit rough waters of late due to historical
disputes between Seoul and Tokyo and reduced American attention.
Relations between Japan and South Korea have been difficult for much of the last century. Despite having similar interests in many areas, the...