"About 58.1 percent of South Koreans view Japan as a military threat, up from 46.3 percent the previous year, now that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to beef up postwar security policy, a survey said Friday.
The joint survey, conducted by Japanese civic group Genron NPO and South Korean think tank East Asia Institute from April to May, drew responses from around 1,000 people in each country and found that only 11.2 percent of Japanese respondents view South Korea as a military threat."
[Asan Institute for Policy Studies] Measuring a Giant: South Korean Perceptions of the United States. 04/20/15
"61.4% of South Koreans blamed the US for the division of Korea
a surprising number (44.5%) stated that the two countries did not share the same interests
Specifically, 70.5% of South Koreans thought China will become the future economic superpower while only 20.2% said the same about the US. In terms of future political influence, 47.6% chose the US while 39.5% sided with China."
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