South Korea and Japan may not share the same understanding of history, but one thing they do have in common is a desire to keep the peace in Northeast Asia.
Seoul's defense ministry said Friday that South Korea, Japan and the U.S. will hold Defense Trilateral Talks on April 17th and 18th.
They will include the deputy defense ministers from the three nations, and represent the sixth such talks since 2008.
At the center of the discussions will be North Korea's continued nuclear and missile threats.
The nuclear program will also be a point of emphasis when the top nuclear negotiators from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan sit down for talks soon.
No further details have been released.
The official says discussions will center on strengthening cooperation against North Korea's nuclear threat, and the possible restart of Six-party talks.
The defense talks next month and the future meeting between nuclear negotiators were both proposed earlier this week when the leaders of three countries met on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News.