China, not Japan, should be considered the main adversary of South Korea, according to a recent conversation I had with my Korean friends. They said recent controversies, like grievances over Japanese use of Korean “comfort women” in World War II, were being stirred up by politicians. Relations between the Japanese and Korean people are quite good, they asserted. They noted that China had, in the past, occupied Korea twice, including a time when they abducted many Korean women. A more recent issue, they said, is that China is now claiming that Korea is really part of China because the Korean people have roots in northeastern China. They also noted that long ago, many Koreans had migrated to Japan and became part of the Japanese ruling class, which led to an odd racial standard among the Japanese, who considered those immigrants to be superior to Koreans who stayed in their own country.