A dessert dish that South Korea wants to serve on Friday's summit with the North has outraged Japan, demanding that the "tasteless offer" not be served.
The mango mousse – called "Spring of the People" in a commercial photography – shows the islets of Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea – islets whose sovereignty is denied by Tokyo. They are located in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul calls the East Sea.
"It is extremely unfortunate," a spokeswoman for Japan's foreign ministry said Wednesday, adding that Japan has protested against the tasteless offer, according to Reuters. "We asked that dessert not be served."
Japan complained in South Korea about fans waving a flag of similar design between the Korean team and Sweden in a recent friendly at the Winter Paralympics. [1
Relations between Korea and Japan have long been affected by territorial disputes In the first half of the last century, resentment arose over the Japanese colonization of the Korean peninsula.
Tokyo also protested against the construction of statues reminiscent of Korean women and girls who had to work in Japanese military brothels during the Second World War
Seoul says that Tokyo does not have to apologize for its warfare.
But Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have vowed to present a united front and an executive pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and missile programs
The north-south summit in the village of Panmunjom is expected to be in May or June Meet Kim and President Trump.