Yonhap News AgencyMarch 5, 2014 00:35
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, March 4 (Yonhap) -- The United States hopes that South Korea and Japan will make a concerted effort to promote the "healing" of the legacy from their shared history, especially in the 20th century, a key U.S. government official on Asia said Tuesday.
"They are both dealing with the legacy of very, very sensitive and very difficult issues, historical issues from the 20th century. These legacy issues can't be solved by any one party alone," Daniel Russel, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said at a Senate hearing.