Koreans Remain Wary of Japanese

      January 04, 2010 10:54

      A majority of Koreans still do not like the Japanese 100 years after Japan's annexation of Korea, a poll reveals.

      Some 59.5 percent of respondents said they do not feel friendly toward Japan. But 38.4 percent say they do, up from 26 percent in a 1995 Gallup poll.

      Asked whether they thought Korea had helped Japan's development over the past 100 years, 30.8 percent said Korea has been "very helpful" and 42.1 percent "somewhat helpful."

      Asked whether Japan has been of help to Korea's development, 64.8 percent replied it has been helpful while 32.1 percent said it has been no help.

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