April 15, 2015 – “South Korea, Japan hold first ‘two plus two’ talks in five years” (Japan Times)

South Korea and Japan held their first high-level security talks in more than five years on Tuesday, despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes.

Resuming the “two plus two” talks, which include the two nations’ foreign and defense officials, represents a slow thaw in practical diplomacy despite the glacial rift in the overall relationship.”