Tokyo, Oct 31: A majority of South Koreans consider Japan as a military threat, according to a recent survey.
The poll conducted by Seoul-based think tank Asan Institute for Policy Studies, revealed that 62 percent said they feel militarily threatened by Japan.
According to Japan Times, the survey results likely reflect soured ties over territorial and historical issues between Japan and South Korea.
It also reflects Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s eagerness to allow Japan to exercise its right to collective defense, the think tank said.
The survey also found that 58.1 percent of the respondents think the two neighboring Asian nations need to hold a summit.
And nearly 60.4 percent want a bilateral pact to protect military secrets, suggesting a majority of South Koreans think it necessary to cooperate with Japan.(ANI)